What happens to your vagina as you age? Does it become wrinkled like an old man’s balls?
I spend all that money on anti-ageing moisturiser to keep my face from looking older than it actually is but today I thought to myself “Is there anti-ageing for the vulva/vagina too?” I know I’m not having sex right now but I still like to keep my vagina safe, clean and healthy. I am going to get married someday and I intend to have tons of sex. I am 33 years old, my years of married sex are dwindling, so I have been researching on the life span of my ‘jajaina’.I Need to know if or or when it will collapse
Please read the summary of my findings below:
First things first: While closely connected, your vulva and vagina are two different things. “The vulva is the outside, and the vagina is the canal,” says Dr Yael Swica, practitioner at Village Women’s Health in New York City . Your vulva remains largely unchanged from your late teens to your 40s, and even into your 50s. At some point, however, we can begin to experience Vulvovaginal Atrophy (The gradual loss of estrogen that comes with perimenopause and menopause. That means, “the tissue can become more pale and smoother, the labia can become less distinct, and the vulva will lose its fullness.”
The loss of our sex hormone (estrogen) can result in dramatic changes in the appearance and function of the vagina,” says Dr. Swica. “The vaginal opening can shrink, and the length of the vagina can shrink. You can also get irritation. ”Anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of women start to have this complaint of burning, itching—and these are chronic sensations,” says Dr. Swica. “With sex, it becomes more pronounced. And that’s when they’ll really notice it, because it’s painful.”
You have to keep your pelvic floor in shape—a process that should begin after childbirth and continue throughout your life. Kegel exercises, in which you flex those pelvic floor muscles, are the best way to accomplish this. Happily, orgasms are another option. “The contractions a woman has while she’s orgasming? That’s the ideal kegel,” says Dr. Swica
Keep your vagina lubricated, pliable, and healthier by staying in practice. In other words, It is important to keep having sex. According to Doctor Swica, “In terms of how sex is affected with the vagina, if you don’t use it, you lose it,”
My Conclusion: Well, my consolation is that at least the vagina will not wrinkle like men’s scrotum as they age. That gives me peace of mind…sort of.