Many women find it difficult to discuss their most intimate female part with their doctors, partners, and friends because they are embarrassed about what is happening to them. The embarrassment stems from myths associated with the cause of a “loose “or “tight” vagina. The most common myth is that loose vagina is the result of a lot of sex. Science says this is just a myth and is not true.

No matter how sexually active you are, you will be happy to know that a loose vagina has nothing to do with the amount of sex you had or amount of partners you had. Also, you do not need to worry about a loose vagina if you plan to have a lot of sex. However, if you have pelvic floor issues, the loss of confidence, and possible pain associated with it might prevent you from having  and enjoying sex.

Here is the truth about your vagina, aka pum-pum. Your vagina is elastic and returns to normal shape and size after intercourse. The amont of intercourse you have does not affect vagina elasticity. The integrity of the vagina is affected by the integrity of the pelvic floor. The muscles and connective tissues in your pelvic floor support your vagina, uterus, bladder, and rectum. A weakened pelvic floor can cause problems in all these areas. Any changes that are felt in the vagina is usually related to pelvic floor damage.

If you had a baby or plan to have one, you have heard of post-partum depression, post-partum blues, and post-partum body, but there is also post-partum Pelvic Floor Dysfunction or Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Contrary to popular belief that loose vagina is caused by sexual intercourse, vaginal delivery is the main cause of pelvic floor dysfunction or pelvic organ prolapse. However, there are other causes. If any of the following applies to you, then you might be at risk for PVD or POP. Talk to your doctor so you can start early treatment and prevent worsening of your condition.

1. Vaginal Delivery

2. Pregnancy

3. Overweight

4. Pelvic Radiation

5. Pelvic Trauma such as rape or accident

6. Heavy lifting

7. Chronic constipation causing straining

8. Hysterectomy

9. Menopause

From simple exercises to major surgery, there are many options available that can help you ignite the power of your pum-pum. But before getting started, you should seek advice from your physician.

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