All women who have gone through childbirth or menopause will tell you that sooner or later, you will need some help to tighten everything down there. That’s why, the market these days are full of vaginal tightening gels and creams, claiming to give you a tighter and firmer vagina in just a minute. So what are vaginal tightening gels and creams, and do they really work?
What are Vaginal Tightening Gels and Creams
As the name suggests, they are vaginal tightening topical medications that are applied directly to the vaginal canal to make it “tighter”. Applying untested concoctions of chemicals directly on the most sensitive part of your body, you think that’s a good idea?
Anatomy of The Vagina
To fully understand how tighten the vagina; it is first important to get a good look at the layers of the vagina.
It is composed of the epithelium and lamina propria. The mucosal layer is the one that is in charge of lubrication during intercourse. It is the outermost layer of the vagina. This is the layer that is responsible for the “housekeeping” of the vaginal canal. It maintains the PH and protects the vagina from infections.
Muscularis or the Fibromuscular layer
This layer is the “muscle” of the vagina. It is the one in charge of its strength and tone. Because of this layer, the vagina is able to expand and contract like a very elastic rubber band.
Also contributes additional strength to the vagina and anchors it to the surrounding structures.
The pelvic muscles are not part of the vagina but it plays a major role to its tightness.
Pelvic floor muscles refer to the collective group of muscles that controls everything from the urethra canal (where you pee goes out) to the anus. When the pelvic floor muscles are weakened, usually due to childbirth or menopause, it is expected that the bladder control as well as faecal control is also lost or weakened. This condition causes a leak during sneezing, coughing or basically any exertion. Weak pelvic floor muscles also causes you to loose vaginal tightness, strength and grip.
How Vaginal Creams and Gels Work
According to the instructions of most gels and creams you have to:
- Squeeze a small amount of gel onto your fingertips.
- Insert your fingers gently into the inner walls of your vagina.
- Gently massage the vaginal tightening gel into the inner vaginal walls.
- Wait for a short five minutes and start feeling the tightness.
Now, the first problem with this is that you can be never sure that you applied the topical medication to your entire vagina.
Next is that, as we talked about earlier, the vaginal layer that is responsible for the tightness and muscle strength of the vagina is the muscularis and adventitia, so those are layers number 2 and 3. When you apply vaginal tightening gels and creams, you only reach the mucosa layer, that’s layer number 1. It does not make sense because vaginal tightening should be made from within and not just on the outermost part.
What creams and gels do is that it just inflames the outermost layer of the vagina, making it seem tighter for a short period of time. The do NOTHING to strengthen the vaginal muscles.
Dangers of Using Vaginal Creams and Gels
Vaginal creams and gels usually contain Manjakani, a herbal ingredient that has a very strong astringent property that could destroy the vaginal mucosa.
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The mucosa is the one that wards off infection as well as maintain the pH of the vagina. The vagina has a low vaginal pH of 4.5. This prevents infection by other organisms. When it is higher or lower than that, the vagina will be very susceptible from infection and irritation.
By applying vaginal creams and gels directly the vagina, no matter how “natural” it is, it will damage the vaginal mucosa. Instead of tightening the canal, it will cause further vaginal loosening.
Healthy Alternative to Creams and Gels
Vaginal tightening pills are the safest way to go when you want to have a tighter and firmer vagina. The best Vaginal tightening pills are those with high quality Kacip Fatimah and Morinda Citrifolia. Both of which have phytoestrogen which are the safest form of estrogen that you can take.
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Estrogen is the one that is responsible for vaginal tightening and maintaining a healthy mucosa. It strengthens the muscular layer of the vagina. As women go through menopause estrogen is lost in the body, which causes vaginal loosening.
Vaginal tightening pills with high quality herbs such as Kacip Fatimah and Morinda Citrifolia will help you restore the lost estrogen in the body as well as strengthen those pelvic muscles.
Just make sure that the pills that you are taking are high quality, made in the US and are doctor approved so that you can be sure that you are NOT wasting your time, money and effort.