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Someone asked us: How do you know if your vagina is loose? I’ve heard that it’s possible to increase your vaginal tightness. Is it really possible to tighten a vagina if it’s too loose? 

You can’t get a loose vagina. You can’t get one from having too much sex, having a certain kind of sex over and over, or having a lot of sexual partners. That’s an old myth that has been used to shame people. It’s just not true. 

The truth is the vagina and vaginal canal are very stretchy so you can put things in it like tampons, sex toys, or penises. And they stretch a whole lot when you’re delivering a baby. 

While you can’t have a “loose vagina,” it’s possible for your vagina to lose some of its elasticity due to having a baby or getting older (usually beginning after you turn 40). And this loss in stretchiness isn’t forever. After childbirth, the vagina goes back to its regular elasticity over time. Some people do pelvic floor exercises (aka Kegel exercises) to strengthen the muscles around their vagina and vaginal canal that can help with this. 

If you’re worried about any changes to your vagina, contact the staff at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center for help understanding what’s going on and making sure everything’s okay.

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