This one requires a bit of a layered response. We say that because, in order to answer how to make your vagina tighter, we first should address what a so-called “loose vagina” is.
Is There Really Such a Thing as a ‘Loose Vagina?’
Here’s the deal. There really is no such thing as a “loose vagina”. Not to say that there aren’t things that can cause your vagina to lose some of its elasticity over time, but that part of your body has the ability to “snap back” pretty much more than any other part.
So, where does the phrase “loose vagina” come from? If you Google the topic, you’ll probably read that it was intended to define women who were more sexually active than others. But the reality is if your vagina has lost its elasticity, it’s typically due to a drop in your estrogen levels (which makes your vagina thinner, drier and less flexible) or it’s because you’ve birthed a baby vaginally. NOT because you’ve slept with multiple people.
Here’s something else that may surprise you. Having a “tight” vagina isn’t always or automatically a good thing. Vaginal muscles are naturally designed to relax, self-lubricate and stretch out whenever you are sexually aroused. If this doesn’t happen, it could mean that you have what is known as “vaginismus”. It’s a disorder that causes vaginal muscles to contract rather than relax during sexual intercourse; it affects approximately 1 in 500 women.
But if you have recently had a baby, you’re in menopause or after a recent pap smear, your doctor has told you that your pelvic floor is weaker than it should be, there are a few things that you can do to make your vagina “tighter” (more elastic).
How to Tighten Your Vagina, Naturally
Luckily, there are some things that you can do from the comfort and privacy of your home to tighten your vagina.
Do kegels: Probably the most common way to tighten your vagina is to do some kegel exercises. It’s the kind of workout that’s specifically designed to strengthen your pelvic floor. Something that you can do to intensify your kegels is to use a Yoni egg while you’re doing them. Yoni eggs are a small plastic egg that you can insert into your vagina in order to strengthen your vagina muscles. (Another form of exercise that can help is yoga, by the way).
Eat foods high in estrogen: If you want vaginal tightening due to menopause, something else that can help is to add some estrogen to your diet. Foods that are high in estrogen include peaches, strawberries, flaxseeds, lentils, olives and kale.
Avoid getting a vaginoplasty: A popular procedure that some women get is vaginoplasty. It’s when a doctor uses tissues that you already have (such as a skin graft, intestinal mucosa, vaginal labia, etc.) to reconstruct your vagina. While it may “tighten things up”, there can be side effects that make the procedure not worth it in the long run. Some of those include blood clots, infection, paralysis, inability to orgasm, blood loss and, in extreme cases, even death.
Bottom line, like everything else, vaginas change over time and that’s OK. If your vagina is a little looser than it used to be, exercise can improve it some but all in all, it’s nothing to worry about. With your vagina being just as it is, sex can still be really, really good!