Women must deal with a lot of things that men will never understand. For instance, only a woman’s genitalia change shape and size due to natural processes. Between having sex and giving birth, the vagina can become a lot less tight over time. In fact, just the natural reduction of general muscle tone and skin elasticity contribute heavily to the change. Because of this, ladies have been searching for a way to tighten up down there since the beginning of time.
Long before medical-grade topical treatments and risky surgeries were the norm, women used a variety of natural products to constrict their vaginas. While some of those home remedies are based on little more than urban legends and wives’ tales, products such as apple cider vinegar have a uniquely accurate and surprisingly effective track record.
Unfortunately, it’s become a common misconception that a woman’s vaginal tightness is merely a matter of cosmetics and/or aesthetics. In reality, though, there are several serious and often embarrassing medical concerns that arise when a woman’s vagina isn’t as constricted as it once was. For example, a loose vagina may cause some or all of the following health and lifestyle problems:
This symptom of a loose vagina is sometimes referred to as “urine leakage” and differs greatly from common incontinence because it happens only during activities that cause stress on the bladder (laughing, coughing, sneezing, jumping, etc.).
Loss of Sensation
This symptom occurs when a woman’s vagina is no longer tight enough to grip fingers or a penis, causing a generalized reduction in sexual pleasure for both her and her partner.
When women achieve orgasm, their pelvic floor begins to pulse and contract. However, a loose vagina may make it nearly impossible to reach climax because the vaginal muscles aren’t as strong or tight as before.
Millions of women suffer from a loosened vagina and/or weak pelvic wall, but they are not all willing to undergo surgery, ingest medications, or apply potentially harmful topical ointments to their most sensitive area. Instead, many women seek natural remedies that can be used in the privacy of their own home. One such remedy is apple cider vinegar but knowing how and when to use it the most important part.
How Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Tighten the Vagina
Those who have either smelled or tasted apple cider vinegar know how pungent it is. That intensity is caused by an extremely high level of acidity. In fact, the acidity of apple cider vinegar is one of the main reasons the substance is so commonly used in natural remedies.
Applying apple cider vinegar directly to your vagina may sting a bit. Furthermore, regular applications can actually damage and/or desensitize the skin if you’re not careful. However, due to the intrinsic nature of apple cider vinegar, it can effectively tighten the vaginal muscles when used correctly.
Here is how it works:
- Combine a ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of distilled water.
- Heat the mixture to a temperature that’s comfortable to the touch. NOTE: It’s not recommended that you use the microwave as it may cause uneven heating.
- Pour the mixture into an empty douche bottle. NOTE: Do not reuse an old douche. Instead, simply empty out the container of an unused douche and use the nozzle for the next step.
- Insert the douche into your vagina as far as you can and squeeze the solution out slowly.
Do your best to get a good, thorough wash down there. Then, allow the solution to drip out of your vagina naturally throughout the day. Wear a pad to catch any excess moisture.
Important Considerations When Using Apple Cider Vinegar to Tighten Your Vagina
Using apple cider vinegar is safe and effective, but there are some important things to consider beforehand. For once, always refrain from having sex, inserting tampons, or using sex toys for at least 24 hours after using this solution. Do not attempt this remedy while you’re on your period or have a urinary tract infection. If irritation occurs, stop immediately.
Try to repeat this routine at least once or twice per week until you reach a desired tightness level. As an added bonus, apple cider will also cleanse your vaginal canal in the process. On the contrary, however, washing your vagina with this solution too often can disrupt the natural, healthy bacteria inside. Therefore, it’s important not to go overboard. If you’re unsure how this home remedy will affect you, simply speak with your gynecologist before trying it.
Note that there is no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of using apple cider vinegar to tighten the vagina. Therefore, you won’t likely find any information pertaining to it online or at a doctor’s office. If you’re uncertain about using this remedy, there are other things you can do to increase the muscle tone and elasticity of your lady parts.
Apple Cider Vinegar Alternatives
Sex therapists typically recommend using a safe and natural tightening approach called Kegel exercises. Kegels are done by manually contracting the muscles of the pelvic floor. One way to familiarize yourself with the muscles associated with that area is to interrupt the flow of your urine midstream.
Kegel exercises are commonly used by women, especially after childbirth, to decrease stress incontinence and tighten the vagina. While apple cider vinegar is very inexpensive, kegels are completely free, 100% safe, highly effective, and supported by the medical community. A combination of kegels and apple cider vinegar may render significant results in a very short amount of time.
Another great option is to consider a natural vaginal tightening cream which is a great alternative to using vinegar.
The Final Verdict
Apple cider vinegar has been used for millennia by women who want to tighten up their vaginas in a safe and natural way. While modern science has yet to determine the effectiveness of this home remedy, millions of women swear by it either way. So, unless you have some aversion to the smell or an allergic concern, you should be able to benefit from it as well. If all else fails, perform some kegels in your spare time.
Dr. Lorene Garcia is a Gynecologist (OB-GYN) based in Miami, Florida who has more than 10 years experience gynaecology. I’m a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and love to help women with gynecological problems.