Vaginal tightening has been an unspoken concern for women everywhere. This is nothing to be embarrassed about because you are not alone. Every woman at one point in her life will need help in that area, especially those who have given birth and those who are undergoing menopause. There are a lot of products that promise vaginal tightening amongst which vaginal tightening creams make one of the top on the list. But…do they really work and are they safe?
Understanding Vaginal Tightness
Vaginal tightness is not controlled by just one single muscle, rather, it’s a group effort made by complex muscles along with a bit of estrogen magic that maintains your tightness, elasticity and tone down there.
The vagina has three layers: the mucosa, muscular, and the aventitia. The mucosa is the outermost layer of the vagina. It is the wet layer that is in charge of lubrication and overall hygiene of your private parts. It maintains the pH balance of the vagina so that you will be protected against yeast and bacterial infections.
The second layer of the vagina is the muscularis, which is the muscle of the vagina. It is the layer that is responsible for the muscle tone and tightness. It keeps the vagina in shape. The last layer is the aventitia, which also adds to the tightness and tone of the vagina in addition to anchoring it to the surrounding tissues. Besides the layers of the vagina, there is also the pelvic floor muscles that also controls muscles down there that contribute to your “grip” during sex.
Pelvic floor muscles are the ones that control everything from the urethra to the anus. This is the group of muscles that helps you control your pee, poop, and the grip that you have during sex.
How Estrogen Affects Vaginal Tightness
Estrogen is the one that is responsible for things that have to do with a woman’s sexuality. It’s responsible for firming of the breasts as well as their size, your metabolism, libido and most importantly, vaginal tightness. Without estrogen, there will be nothing to maintain the reproductive organs and this will leave your vagina loose and your breasts saggy.
Vaginal Tightening Creams, What Are They?
Vaginal tightening creams are topical medications that are directly applied to the vagina in hopes to magically make it tighter. Some products even claim that your vagina could be tightened in just a few minutes after its applied.
How Does It Work?
A lot of vaginal tightening creams have what’s called a vasoconstriction and inflammatory effect, which basically means that they stop the circulation of blood on your hooha and then inflame it for a few hours. Have you ever had your blood pressure taken using a blood pressure apparatus?
Well, vaginal tightening creams do just that. Imagine the cuff as your vagina and as you apply the cream, your vaginal walls inflate for just a few hours and then reverts back after the cream wears off. The problem with this is that it only tightens your vaginal walls as long as you use it and you will forever be stuck dealing with a messy cream application.
It’s just a band-aid to temporarily treat the problem and it’s not a permanent fix. Another problem with this is, as we discussed earlier, the vagina has 3 layers. The ones responsible for vaginal tightening are the second and third layer. Therefore, it makes zero sense to apply cream directly to the outermost layer of the vagina!
Creams simply canNOT penetrate deep enough to the muscles of the vagina to effectively tighten the vaginal canal. Healing must come from within and not just on the parts where you dabbed some so-called magic cream on it.
The Dangers of Using Vaginal Tightening Creams
Remember, the mucosal layer is the outermost layer of the vagina. It is the most sensitive part of a woman’s body and the body even has its own system to keep away all the bad bacteria. When you apply foreign chemicals directly into your vagina, no matter how organic or natural they claim they are, it will still cause a disturbance to the natural pH of your vaginal canal.
Many vaginal tightening creams contain Manjakani, a herbal ingredient that is known for its strong astringent property. Astringents eat off the cells in the outermost layer of the vagina which can then cause you to be at a higher risk for irritation and infection.
What’s worse is that once the vaginal mucosa has been damaged due to frequent usage of topical creams, it could cause more harm than good and could cause even further Vaginal loosening.
A Safe and Healthy Alternative to Vaginal Tightening Creams
Vaginal rejuvenation should start from within using a holistic approach that will heal not only the layer that you dabbed some cream on, but also your sexual organs back to their youth.
This is why the best way to tighten the vagina is by using oral vaginal tightening pills that contain high-quality Kacip Fatimah and Morinda Citrifolia. Estrogen is the one that is responsible for vaginal tightening and maintaining the health of the vaginal walls.
What both herbs do is that it replaces the estrogen that was lost using phytoestrogen, the safe estrogen made from plants. Phytoestrogen also strengthens pelvic muscles. Just make sure the pills that you are taking are high-quality, made in the US, and are doctor approved so that you can be sure that they are safe to take and will be effective.
Vaginal tightening creams are “just too good to be true”. There is no such thing as magically healing your vagina in 30 seconds. It’s not safe and could damage your vaginal canal causing you to have a looser vagina than when you first started using these messy creams. Vaginal tightening needs to happen by rejuvenating the body from the inside out. Pills with Kacip Fatimah and Morinda Citrifolia have been shown to help rejuvenate the vaginal canal, restore libido, and contribute to many other health benefits.