Your vagina is elastic. This means it can stretch to accommodate things coming in (think: a penis or sex toy) or going out (think: a baby). But it won’t take long for your vagina to snap back to its previous shape.

Most women don’t have a clue that they have what’s called a “loose vagina” until their partner tells them so. It could’ve been a different story if they’d just listened to their own vagina telling them that it wasn’t feeling anything during sex…

If you happen to be one among a crowd of women who don’t know what a loose vagina is, why it happens and what to do to cure the condition- this article is for you.

Have you tried inserting a finger into your lady-hole and tried to determine if you can feel it?. Then, removed it and inserted two fingers, followed by three fingers…to assess tightness as compared to a single finger.


The rule of the thumb is that if you can insert your ring, middle, and index finger together into your vagina and cannot feel anything, then it is most likely that you’re loose.

Although vagina shape and size can differ, most women who feel that they have a ‘loose vagina’, are usually referring to the fact that their vaginal muscles don’t feel as tight as they are used to, as opposed to a condition they were born with.

Often the symptoms described are reduced sexual pleasure or incontinence. In severe cases, loose muscles can cause a pelvic organ prolapse. This describes when the bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel, or rectum descend into (or outside of) the vaginal canal or anus.


Causes Of A Loose Vagina

  1. Sex

Any changes in vaginal muscle tightness before, during, or after sex are only temporary. It’s not believed that intercourse (or the correct use of safely manufactured sex toys) has any long-term effect on vaginal muscle tone. This is regardless of how often a woman has had sex, who she has had sex with, or how many times she has used sex toys.

  1. Childbirth

It’s natural for your vagina to change after a vaginal delivery. After all, your vaginal muscles stretch in order to let your baby pass through the birth canal and out of your vagina’s entrance.

After your baby is born, you may notice that your vagina feels slightly looser than its usual form. That’s completely normal. Your vagina should start to snap back a few days after giving birth, although it may not return to its original shape completely.

If you’ve had multiple childbirths, your vaginal muscles are more likely to lose a little bit of elasticity. If you’re uncomfortable with this, there are exercises you can do to strengthen your vaginal floor muscles before, during, and after pregnancy.

Permanent muscle weakness can be the result of a traumatic birth experience, large baby, multiple births, or being an older mother.

  1. Ageing

If you are an older women, whether you’ve given birth or not, you’re going to suffer from vaginal looseness. This happens because your vagina ages like the rest of your body and losses tone.

  1. Reduced Oestrogen

You may, in fact, begin to see a change in your vagina’s elasticity starting in your 40s. That’s because your oestrogen levels are beginning to drop as you enter the perimenopausal stage. And a loss of oestrogen means your vaginal tissue will become thinner, drier, less acidic and flexible. The pelvic floor muscles will also atrophy which can lessen the vagina’s ability to contract and tighten.

  1. Weight Gain

Weight gain can also change the health of your vagina by putting pressure on your pelvic floor. Pelvic surgery such as a hysterectomy or removal of the uterus can leave internal scarring which can cause the feeling of looseness too.

  1. Illness And Injury

Other reasons for a loose vagina can include certain health conditions (e.g. gynaecological cancer) and medications, as well as traumatic injury.  Similarly, overstraining from constipation or what’s called poor bowel health can also weaken the pelvic muscles and cause vaginal malfunction.


Vaginal tightening is possible through a number of methods.

  1. Exercises

Exercise is beneficial to the body, as is maintaining a healthy weight. This is no different for the pelvic area and vagina, with poor muscle tone and excess weight exacerbating any problems.  As with all muscles, vaginal tone and strength can be improved through exercise. Here are some exercises you can try:

  • Kegel Exercises

First, you need to identify your pelvic floor muscles. To do so, stop midstream while you’re peeing. If you succeed, you figured out the right muscles.

Once you do, follow these steps:

  • Pick a position for your exercises. Most people prefer lying on their back for Kegels.
  • Tighten your pelvic floor muscles. Hold the contraction for 5 seconds, relaxing for another 5 seconds.
  • Repeat this step at least 5 times in a row.

As you build up strength, increase the time to 10 seconds. Try not to tighten your thighs, abs, or butt during Kegels. Just focus on your pelvic floor.

For the best results, practice 3 sets of Kegels 5 to 10 times a day. You should see results within a few weeks.

  • Pelvic Tilt Exercises

This simple exercise can be very effective. Simply stand with your shoulders and bottom against a wall, keeping your knees soft. Pull your belly button in towards your spine so your back is flat against the wall. Tighten your belly button for four seconds, then release.

Note: To avoid injury, it’s important to start slowly and gradually build up the number of Kegels and pelvic tilts you do—as well as how long you squeeze for.

  1. Diets

Diet can also have a major effect on our health, so it’s important to eat nutritionally balanced meals and minimise the consumption of processed foods. Some foods are believed to be of particular benefit for the vaginal muscle tone, such as sweet potato, avocado and edamame.

  1. Non-surgical options such as CO2 Laser Treatment and Radio Frequency Therapy have been proven to deliver outstanding results. These minimally invasive treatments can not only improve vaginal tightness, but also the overall vaginal functionality.


  1. Vaginal Cones

You can also strengthen your pelvic floor muscles by using a vaginal cone. This is a weighted, tampon-sized object that you put in your vagina and hold.

To do this:

  • Insert the lightest cone into your vagina.
  • Squeeze your muscles. Hold it in place for about 15 minutes, twice a day.
  • Increase the weight of the cone you use as you become more successful in holding the cone in place in your vagina.

In conclusion, see your health care provider if you have any concerns about (or changes to) your vagina. This include:

  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Unpleasant smells
  • Unusual discharge
  • Change in colour of skin
  • Discomfort and/or pain
  • Sensation of fullness or pressure
  • Feeling that your ‘insides are falling out’

Similarly, it’s important to seek medical advice before using any products or treatments, as well as if you’re undergoing any surgical procedures. This is to ensure safety and suitability.


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