Women seem to have an obsession with not having a loose vagina, mostly for the sake of their sex life, but this reason shouldn't overshadow other medical ones that can ruin your day to day life...
When you are suffering with a pelvic related issue such as lack of intimate sensation, bladder or bowel incontinence or prolapse you can feel as though life as you knew it is over. You worry about everything from going to a new place and not knowing where the loos are, not being able to play with your children in the park to not daring to wear a swimming costume on holiday. Please try not to worry, Kegel8 are here to help... There are myths surrounding a 'loose vagina' the main one being that it is caused by having too much sex - but don't worry this is not the case!
6 Signs You Have a Loose Vagina
- You have urinary incontinence
- You and your partner are experiencing a lack of intimate sensation
- You have a difficulty in gripping your index finger when inserted into the vagina
- You find it harder to reach orgasm
- Your vagina doesn't 'close' after being aroused
- You can insert 3 or more fingers together into the vagina without significant resistance
What Causes a Loose Vagina
- Aging - Due to the drop in oestrogen levels as we approach menopause the vaginal wall thins.
- Childbirth - Women who have had multiple births and/or an episiotomy are at a greater risk of feeling 'loose' as the pelvic floor muscles have been over-stretched and due to scar tissue.
- Surgery - Pelvic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, can leave internal scarring which can cause the feeling of looseness.
- Birth control - lLng term use of birth control causes the depletion of the hormones testosterone, DHT and prostaglandin E2 which are vital for tissue health.
- Medication - Prolonged use of antibiotics and medications can lead to hormone imbalance that cause vaginal looseness.
- Rough sex - Frequent rough sex can cause the tissue in the vagina to scar. Making the body unable to produce skin tissue containing sufficient nitric oxide, prostaglandin E1 and E3 which are essential for the health and tightness of vaginal tissue.
Help, I Think I Have This Condition, What Can I Do?
There are a few options for you to choose, but make sure you are doing it for yourself and not anyone else!
You may have heard of a "designer vagina" also known as Vaginoplasty. This is a surgical procedure that involves joining the stretched muscle together at the back of the vagina, which shortens the muscle, then removing the excess lining and tightening around soft tissues. Sounds lovely doesn't it!
The best part is you get to pay FROM £6000 (depending on the individual person). You will have mild discomfort from 1 to 2 weeks and will see results in 4 - 6 weeks. The risks are; Vaginal prolapse. Urinary retention. Fistulas. Clitoral necrosis. Bleeding. Infection.
Laser Rejuvenation is a "non-surgical" treatment that can be carried out in your dinner hour... Less severe cases may need just one session, however, more severe cases will need 3 - 4 sessions every 6 weeks. A laser is inserted into the vagina and is then blasted intermittently across the whole area. The initial session costs FROM £3200 and every session after will cost you £1200. So, if you suffer with severe laxity you are looking to spend at least £6800! It is advertised as painless, with instant results (if you don't suffer with severe laxity), no downtime and it is said to last 18 months to 2 years. Side effects: Mild swelling. Itching. Discharge. Discomfort.
Kegel Exercises can be done manually costing you absolutely nothing! They have been around since the 1940's thanks to Arnold Kegel, a successful gynaecologist from America. However, he also documented how difficult it was for his patients to do Kegels correctly and target the right muscles.
The Kegel8 Ultra 20 is an electronic pelvic toner that not only targets the correct muscles for you, it also exercises and relaxes them for the right amount of time. And with 17 pre-set programmes and 3 customisable ones, there will be one to suit your needs. We offer numerous vaginal and anal probes to suit all body shapes, people with prolapse and for nickel-allergy sufferers.
A one off cost for the unit is £149.99 which includes skin electrodes and our best-selling Kegel8 Glide Gold Probe. Replacement probes start from just £12.99 and the more you buy the more save! You will feel a slight tingling sensation, but no pain and can carry on with your day as normal. Side effects: You may have slight bleeding after use to start with.
If you still think surgery is for you, please remember that no amount of surgery can EVER strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. This can only be done by Kegel exercises!