Does Your Vagina Become Tighter If You Have Less Sex?

The reason you can rest easy if you’re in a dry spell is rooted in the fact that the muscles in your vagina are elastic.  “They contract and go back to their normal shape after sexual intercourse and also after childbirth,” says Wider.

That said, there are two times in life when your vagina does change shape for a longer amount of time. The first? After childbirth. “Some studies have shown that the vaginal muscles can take up to six months post-delivery to get back to their normal shape and size,” says Wider. But still, they do.

The other time your vagina changes is as you get older. “As women age, their hormone levels drop, which means the vaginal walls thin out and become less elastic, so the muscles may get looser,” says Wider. “The good news is that the tone of the muscles can be improved by Kegel exercises, no matter the age of the woman.”

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