Vaginal tightening refers to the process of tightening the pelvic muscles. It helps to achieve a degree of elasticity of the pelvic floor muscles, thus enhancing tightness. Most of us want to feel sexy and confident, especially when it comes to our performance in the bedroom. And for that purpose, most women feel that vaginal tightening is the perfect solution, especially after giving birth vaginally. A tight vagina could heighten pleasure for both of you during sex. For men, it’s the sensation of feeling those soft, cushiony walls gripping their penis. And for women, it’s feeling every ridge of their man’s penis inside them.
But when your vagina becomes ‘loose’ (and we’ll talk about the reasons later), then perhaps sex might become a little less stimulating. This is where vaginal tightening comes in. While there are several methods to achieve this naturally or through exercise, sometimes women opt to get it done surgically, via a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty.
What Causes Loose Vagina?
Contradictory to the popular myth that having too much sex can loosen up your lady parts, a loose vagina can be caused by several reasons.
Does Pregnancy and Childbirth Cause Vaginal Looseness?
There are many other causation factors to consider when it comes to the loss of vaginal ‘tightness’. Pregnancy and childbirth, in particular, have a profound impact on the body. The pelvic floor, and indeed the vaginal wall, is stretched to the limit, especially during labor itself. The muscles expand to assist your baby through the birthing canal, which in many cases (unsurprisingly) results in a ‘looser’ vagina. As a mother, this is just the price you pay to receive the greatest gift in the world. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you will undoubtedly be ‘looser’ now than you were prior to pregnancy and giving birth. 40% of first-time mothers have no sexual relations for up to 2 years following childbirth. Millions of new mums think that reduced sexual satisfaction is just something that comes with the territory, unaware of the measures that can be taken to treat it. Some women are too embarrassed to broach the topic at all, making it even more difficult for them to find a solution. READ: How To Properly Wash Your Vagina
Does the Menopause Cause Vaginal Looseness?
Other reasons for a ‘loose’ vagina include the menopause, weight gain and in some cases high impact sports. Whatever the cause, a lack of muscle strength, tone and a ‘looser’ vagina can have a profound impact on not only a woman’s relationship, but her entire life. In many cases, it will leave her feeling anxious and depressed that she is no longer able to satisfy her partner sexually, thus inspiring a total lack of self confidence. If a couple has always enjoyed an active sex life and it has taken somewhat of a hit, this can be a devastating blow.
Does Cloves Water Tighten The Vagina?
Originating in Indonesia, cloves are dried flower buds from the clove tree. They are a popular spice that people use in soups, stews, meats, sauces, and rice dishes. Known in Hausa as kanamfari and zobo pepper in pidgin English, this herb is used for vagina tightening by many who put them in small bottle, and soak in water for 2-3 days. They use the resulting water for vagina wash because they believe it helps to tighten it and remove unwanted odours. But does it work?
Although researchers studying clove oil as a natural method for maintaining oral health due to its effect on plaque, gingivitis, and bacteria in the mouth found it to be effective against plaque and gingivitis, showing that they may help decrease oral inflammation and bacteria. There is little or NO evidence to suggest that cloves helps tighten the vagina. Nevertheless, the antiseptic properties of cloves have been confirmed by several studies, clove oil contains the active ingredient eugenol, which is a natural anesthetic. It helps numb and reduce pain. Eugenol also has natural anti-inflammatory properties. A British study found that eugenol is more effective at reducing pain, inflammation, and infection than other type of analgesic.
Risks and Side Effects of Using Cloves Water To Tighten The Vagina
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, multiple hazards are associated with clove oil. It may cause skin, eye, and respiratory irritation, or an allergic reaction on the skin. It is also flammable and could be fatal if it is swallowed and goes into the airway. In one case report, a 15-month-old child experienced liver failure after consuming 10 milliliters (ml) of clove oil. Another incident involved a 2-year-old child who drank 5 to 10 ml of clove oil. The child experienced multiple medical problems, including coma, liver damage, and problems with blood clotting. Cloves may also increase the chance of bleeding or increase the body’s response to warfarin. It is important to discuss the use of any herbal products with a medical professional so that they can review potential side effects and interactions. ALSO READ: Does Sitting on Hot Water Tighten The Vagina?