How Deep Is A Vagina

Turns out, the vagina is a pretty resilient thing – and it’s likely to return to its usual size eventually.

How Deep Is the Average Vagina?

The question “Does size matter?” can cause concern for both men and women. Although they may not discuss it often, many women worry about the size of their vagina, especially after having a baby. So, how deep is the average vagina? Continue reading to find out.

How Deep Is the Average Vagina?

On average, the vagina is 3 to 4 inches deep during un-arousal periods, although some women have a vagina that is around 5 to 7 inches deep. As a woman becomes aroused, the vagina expands: as blood flows to the area, the cervix and uterus are pushed up by the upper two-thirds of the vagina to create more space. This expansion helps to accommodate the penis and ease intercourse. The vagina will also become more lubricated when having sex, which helps to further ease penetration.

While the vagina will most commonly expand during periods of arousal, it is possible that the penis can’t fit properly inside, which can make woman feel much pain and discomfort. This could be due to exceptionally large penis size, thrusting too hard or the women is not sufficiently aroused (meaning the cervix and uterus have not been pushed up to let the vagina expand).

Does Vagina Size Affect Sexual Enjoyment?

Since we have known the answer to “How deep is the average vagina?” let’s look at another question that girls are too shy to ask, “Does vagina size affect sexual enjoyment?” The issue of size is not the one that should cause concern. Many other factors can affect a person’s sexual enjoyment greatly, such as sufficient lubrication and relationship between partners. A study published in the International Urogynecolgy Journal in 2010 found that vaginal length and deepness had no correlation to women’s desire, pleasure, arousal and/or sexual satisfaction. It said that the amount of sexual enjoyment felt was most strongly determined by the connection you feel with your sexual partners.

Loose Vagina: Why It Happens and How to Tone It

Loose vagina will definitely reduce the fun of intercourse. And there are many causes of having a loose vagina; the main cause is the weakening of pelvic floor muscles. If the answer to “How deep is the average vagina” has little to do with sex enjoyment, the looseness of vagina has everything to do with that. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to tone your vagina if you are experiencing excessive looseness.

Causes of Loose Vagina

The pelvic floor muscle surrounds the muscle of vagina and vaginal wall. When it is tight, everything will be perfectly in order and this tightness will add fun to your sex life. But sometimes your vagina can become loose. Here are 3 main reasons:

  • Naturalaging: As a woman ages, her vagina becomes looser. This is one of the most common causes of a loose vagina, but this can be alleviated and prosponed with the right exercises.
  • Multiplebirths: If a woman has multiple births without allowing time for their pelvic floor muscles to strengthen after each one(such as four babies in four years), then their vagina can become loose.
  • Medicalconditions: In rare cases, sever medical conditions can cause a loose vagina.

How to Tone Your Vagina

  • Orgasm: An orgasm is essentially the contraction of the pelvic floor muscle, meaning you can tone your pelvic muscle while having orgasm. So the more orgasms you have, the stronger your pelvic floor muscles will become. What a beautiful world!
  • Kegel Exercises: Also known as pelvic floor exercises, Kegel exercises focus on strengthening the pelvic region so as to help prevent weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. It is important to note that Kegel exercises will only be effective if they are performed on a regular basis.
  • Insert Ben-wa Balls: Also known as geisha balls, inserting these into your vagina whilst performing Kegel exercises will help to further strengthen and tone your vagina. This is because these balls do have weights and you have to let your pelvic muscle work hard to hold them.
  • Try OtherExercises: Many other types of exercises, such as Pilates and yoga, can also do wonders in tightening your pelvic muscles. Incorporating more exercises will also help to keep your routine interesting and prevent it from becoming tedious.
  • Eat Healthy: Eating the correct food has just as much importance as exercise. Ensuring you supply your muscles with the correct nutrients which will help dramatically with overall growth and repair. Wholegrain organic carbohydrates, organic fruits and vegetables and organic lean animal protein are excellent muscle builders and should be added into your diet.
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Vagina facts: How deep is a vagina and how wet does it get?

How Deep Is A Vagina

We all know that the vagina is a versatile thing; it gives birth to babies, bleeds every month and can give immense pleasure. And such a complex body part has plenty going on behind the scenes, too.

Leading intimate health specialist Dr Shirin Lakhani shared the facts with Cosmopolitan UK – from how deep your vagina really is, to whether sex actually makes it stretch.

1. The average vagina is around 7cm deep

Which. doesn’t sound like a lot. Some quick maths here tells us that that’s only a few inches, and it’s highly likely that anyone who’s had sex with a penis, or used a dildo, has had something bigger than that inside her vagina. But, as it turns out, that’s because it’s basically a tube, which gets bigger when you’re turned on – kind of like an inverse penis. FASCINATING.

“Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes, so the depth of the vagina varies greatly from person to person,” explains Dr Shirin. “The average depth of the vagina is about 7-8cm, but it does elongate during stimulation. Due to its elastic nature it can stretch to accommodate any size penis.”

2. Your labia – or lips – are both different

“No vagina is the same. There is no one right way for a vulva (female genitalia) to look, which also means that there’s no such thing as a perfect one.

“The labia, or lips – which vary from person to person – seem to be under the greatest scrutiny by my patients. The fact is that the two lips of the vulva are not identical on the same person. Just as our two eyes are not the same size, our ears, breasts, and lips of our labia are neither identical nor symmetrical.’

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3. Pubic hair isn’t really meant to be removed – and it may fall out one day

“Intimate grooming is a matter of personal choice, however, it should be remembered that the hair has a protective function.

“Everyone’s hair is genetically programmed to grow to different lengths and the same applies to pubic hair. When hair stops growing in its active phase, it enters a resting phase then falls out.”

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4. Using super tampons towards the end of your period could harm your vagina

That dry feeling that you get when you remove a tampon at the end of your period could actually be your body’s way of trying to tell you something.

“Using super absorbent tampons with a light flow may cause the mucous membrane of the vagina to dry out, leading to abrasions on removal. It is always best to use the lightest absorbency tampon for your flow.”

5. Tampons can get “lost”, but a doctor will be able to remove them

It is possible for you to lose a tampon inside your vagina, but if you seek medical help straight away it should be fine.

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“A tampon – or any other foreign body for that matter – can become lodged high up in the vagina between the upper vaginal wall and the cervix, and may need a speculum examination to remove it.

“It is important not to forget to remove a tampon due to the potential risk of toxic shock syndrome.”

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6. Your vagina gets wetter than you think during sex

And not just when you initially get turned on. “Your vaginal entrance boasts a gland (called Bartholin’s gland, fact fans) on either side that secretes a tiny amount of fluid, just before you orgasm. This is in addition to the lubrication that happens when you’re aroused, which comes from deeper inside the vagina.”

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7. Your vagina ages

Yep, just like the rest of your body, you can expect your vagina to change in appearance as you get older.

“Changes in hormonal levels also influence this. We lose volume in our labia majora (the outer lips), and loss of collagen and elastin make the vaginal tissues thinner. Hormonal changes contribute to the thinning and also cause a reduction in lubrication leading to dryness, tearing and pain on intercourse. We also become more prone to infections and incontinence.

‘There are many effective treatments available which can help counteract these changes such as HRT (bioidentical and conventional), Platelet Rich Plasma, Hyaluronic acid injections and energy based devices such as the ultrafemme 360 (radiofrequency).”

However, it’s worth pointing out that it’s also totally okay to just let your vagina age naturally.

8. It can stretch a lot

I mean, duh – it births a baby. But, interestingly, your vagina won’t always change dramatically after birth. “The vagina is an incredibly elastic organ that is designed to accommodate different sizes and return to its baseline shape afterwards.

“It can grow in size to accommodate a penis or a baby, then contract afterwards.”

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9. Having sex with a big penis will make your vagina stretch.

If you’ve ever wondered if having a lot of sex, sleeping with someone with a big penis or using a large dildo will make you “looser”, the answer is actually yes. Temporarily, at least.

“Women who have had a partner with a particularly large penis or used large sex toys will find their vagina adapts to future sexual activity. The biggest difference will be due to noticing less friction when changing partner afterwards.

“Ageing and vaginal deliveries will have a much greater effect on the elastin and collagen in the vaginal wall, though. “

10. . But it won’t permanently change

Turns out, the vagina is a pretty resilient thing – and it’s likely to return to its usual size eventually.

“It’s pretty impossible for sex alone to permanently stretch the vagina. However, in some cases, although your vagina may not expand for good, you may experience some soreness or small tears after sex which can be an illustration that the skin has stretched too much.

“While this isn’t something concerned about, if you’re suffering with discomfort every time you have sex, it’s probably a good idea to reach out to your GP or a healthcare professional specialising in intimate health.”

11. Washing with scented products is bad for the vagina

Yeah, even if you want to be really clean.

“I think that one of the worst things that we can do to our vaginas that is widely believed to be helpful is to use perfumed products for cleansing.

“The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and it doesn’t need anything to be done to assist it in the cleaning process. By over-cleansing with perfumed products or douching, you can disrupt the delicate balance of balance which helps to maintain its health.

“This leads to infections, the most common being bacterial vaginosis.”

If you’re worried about your vagina for any reason, don’t ignore it and see your GP or health care professional.

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Alex Koliada, PhD

Alex Koliada, PhD

Alex Koliada, PhD, is a well-known doctor. He is famous for his studies of ageing, genetics and other medical conditions. He works at the Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics NAS of Ukraine. His scientific researches are printed by the most reputable international magazines. Some of his works are: Differences in the gut Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio across age groups in healthy Ukrainian population [BiomedCentral.com]; Mating status affects Drosophila lifespan, metabolism and antioxidant system [Science Direct]; Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum Increases Lifespan, Stress Resistance, and Metabolism by Affecting Free Radical Processes in Drosophila [Frontiersin].
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