Dead Vagina Syndrome: Is It Real?
Ok. Although your vagina might not really loose it’s pulse, go asystole and die from overuse of a vibrator the sensation to your clitoris and vaginal canal might die. But don’t worry it is temporary and can be recover with time and patience.
Just like with anything else, too much of a good thing can cause problems. This is also the case with vibrators.
Stories of women experiencing a lack of sensation in their private part isn’t that uncommon. However, since the topic is uncomfortable and embarrassing to talk about, a lot of women would just rather keep it to themselves.
If you are experiencing numbness in your vagina and you’re not hearing other women go through it, you might be feeling scared and weird.
To clear your worries and help you understand the condition better, here’s what you need to know about dead vagina syndrome.
What Is Dead Vagina Syndrome?
If this is the first time you’re hearing about dead vagina syndrome, you’re probably feeling uneasy. It sounds like a really serious condition that creates super scary scenarios in your head, like being unable to experience pleasure when being intimate with your partner.
Now, before you scare yourself more, dead vagina syndrome is not as serious as you think. It simply refers to your vagina losing sensitivity after using vibrators too much. The effects can last for a few hours to a full day.
But problem only occurs with penile penetration.
If you don’t have a man in your life then, this wont be a big deal but if you do or you are starting a new relationship this might be an awkward discussion to have with him.
Although the problem might be with him, how do you have the “its me not you” conversation without feeling embarrassed.
In order for you to explain this to him you need to understand how and why this happens.
How Does It Happen?
Vibrators offer a way for you to really get to know your body and how you can achieve orgasm. They come in a range of voltage and some are quite intense but most device don’t give a voltage.
Some used them to satisfy their sexual needs, explore their bodies while some use them as a form of play with their partners. It helps you and your partner understand what turns you on and what gives you a more pleasant sexual experience. Experts even suggest that almost all women can experience orgasm with vibrators.
However, using a vibrator regularly can make you lose your vaginal and clitoral stimulation. And the more you use it, the more dependent you become. It will very difficult for a man to compete with a vibrator. You’ll be unable to experience orgasm through any other way, even if you have sex with your partner. Even when Bob is real you continue rely of BOB to climax.
If you continue to use your vibrator despite that, your vagina will end up losing the ability to experience any pleasure.
That said, your vagina’s dead.
The good news is that the lack of sensitivity doesn’t last that long. Technically, your vagina isn’t technically dead. It just feels a bit numb for a while.
Take note that vibrators aren’t the only reason why your vagina can turn numb. You can also experience the same thing after giving birth or when you are taking hormonal contraceptives.
How Common Is It?
It’s more common than you think but the numbers aren’t that high.
In a study published in 2009 by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, it was found out that 17% of the 1,059 participants experienced some genital numbness but most of it went away within an hour. However, about half of one percent reported that their numbness lasted for more than a day.
How to Avoid Dead Vagina Syndrome
Well, since vibrators are what causes the condition, you might be thinking if you need to keep them away for good.
Although that sounds like the perfect solution, you don’t really have to. You just need to make the effort to keep them in your cabinet once in a while and explore other ways of climaxing.
Try to limit your use of vibrators to at least one or two times a week.
It won’t be easy to do at first. The key is to really give yourself enough time and space to get to know your body more. Take note of what makes you feel good and what doesn’t.
Be patient as the process can take a long time.
Don’t expect to experience a quick climax. Some women can take as long as 30 minutes or even more to orgasm without using their vibrators.
As much as possible, don’t focus too much on your climax as that can get in the way of you experiencing pleasure. Remember that orgasm is just a small part of your sexual experience.
Communicate with your partner
Communication is one of the best solutions to most relationship problems, including intimacy issues. If you are having a hard time achieving orgasm with your usual routine with your partner, then consider changing things up. Change position until you find one that work. Some says a reverse cowgirl position can hit the spot.
There are so many ways to spice things up in the bedroom.
Listen to your body
The numbness that comes with dead vagina syndrome shouldn’t last long. However, if you notice that the lack of sensation doesn’t wear off after a few days, there’s probably something else going on. In this case, it’s best to talk to your doctor and get yourself checked. Maybe it’s and cannot be resuscitated. But I doubt it.