Childbirth and aging affect the vaginal muscles, making them go slack. A slack vagina negatively affects your sexual experiences and can make you feel less confident and less feminine.
This article looks at some completely natural, safe ways to tighten up your vaginal muscles.
A toned vagina enhances sexual satisfaction for both partners is a relationship. Conversely, a slack vagina can lead to self-esteem issues and frustration, because it denies both partners the pleasurable sensations that result from the snug fit of a man’s penis inside his partner’s vagina.
It can be challenging to maintain vaginal tone, as age and childbirth can contribute to a slackening of the vaginal muscles. However, there are several safe techniques to tone and tighten the vagina, whatever your age.
First promoted by Arnold Kegel in 1948, kegel exercise is based around rhythmic contraction and relaxation on the pelvic floor muscles. They help to tone and tighten the vagina and are also useful for ladies who have recently given birth.
They are also called Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) and target the muscles around the vagina, urethra, and rectum.
These are two types of Kegel exercises:
- Ordinary of fast Kegels;
- Elevator or slow Kegels.
Before doing either type of PFMT, locate the muscles that need strengthening. They are the muscles used to stop a stream of urine mid-flow. You can practice locating these muscles by trying to stop in the middle of urinating.
Another way of finding the correct muscle is to insert a finger into the vagina and try to squeeze your muscles around it.
Fast, or ordinary kegel exercises, involve contracting the pelvic muscles tightly for increasing lengths of time.
Kegel is simple: contract the muscles and hold for 10 to 20 seconds, then relax. Repeat several times a day. Beginners should repeat four or five times in a row. Another exercise is to urinate for a few seconds then stop the stream for approximately the same time before resuming. Check with a health professional before commencing any exercise program.
Vaginal cones are small weights, shaped like tampons, which are designed to help treat urinary tract infections as well as tone and tighten the vaginal muscles. They come as a set of different sizes and weights, or with an outer cone into which you can insert different weights.
The idea is to insert the cone into the vagina and hold it in place with the pelvic floor muscles for one minute. Extend the time until you can hold the cone in a place for 15 minutes, then use a heavier weight.
Repeat twice a day, gradually increasing the weights until you can hold the heaviest weight for 15 minutes, twice a day.
Lie on your back on the floor, press your spine into the ground and pull in your tummy to avoid strain on the back or abdomen. Stretch out your legs and slowly raise each leg alternately to form an angle of 90 degrees with the ground.
Keep your legs straight while raising and lowering, and keep your tummy muscles taut. Repeat for 10 to 15 minutes once or twice a day.
Gooseberry home remedy
Gooseberries are naturally astringent, and regular use will restore elasticity to the vaginal area. They are also high in vitamin C, which protects against inflammation and infection in the vaginal area and keep the pelvic floor muscles healthy.
Cover fresh gooseberries with water in a pan and boil until softened. Strain and store the solution in the fridge. Apply to the vagina with a cotton pad after taking a shower.
Aloe vera gel
While there are proprietary vaginal tightening creams containing aloe vera on the market, the most effective way to tone the vagina is by applying gel straight from the leaf of the plant to both inside and out.
Of the many medicinal plants in use today, one has proven particularly useful to cultures across the globe. The Aloe vera plant is a member of the lily family, just like onions and garlic, which have their own medicinal properties. The benefits of Aloe vera can be applied both internally and externally, due to several highly active components.
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