About 50% of women are affected by vaginal laxity. Over time, some women may experience a looseness in their vagina. If it is affecting their sex life and also their sense of self, they will then need the appropriate treatment to resume a normal life and restore their psychological well-being.
This is a sensitive issue, which is still difficult for those women who suffer from it to talk about. Today, medicine and cosmetic surgery enable women who have vaginal laxity to resume a normal sexual life and regain sensitivity.
Vaginal laxity: what is it?
The vagina has an internal support structure made up of collagen fibres. These give the vaginal tissue a certain firmness . However, with time and the decline of collagen production, this tissue is eventually distended and sags. This is called vaginal laxity.
This condition creates the impression that there is a looseness in the vagina opening. Women who suffer from vaginal laxity feel that their vagina is too wide as a result and isn’t tight enough. This problem results in a loss of sensitivity and a lack of enjoyment during sex for women.
However, despite the repercussions that vaginal laxity can have on women, very few dare even today to talk about it with their doctor for several reasons:
- They often feel embarrassed
- They don’t know how to talk about this intimate problem
- They think that the doctor will not take them seriously
- The doctor is too old or too young and they think he will not understand
Vaginal laxity: what are the causes?
Vaginal laxity can be caused by several factors:
Ageing: with a decrease in collagen production in the skin, the vagina eventually loses its firmness and becomes loose. Just like the skin on the face, the vaginal orifice ends up becoming loose.
After childbirth: when a woman gives birth in a natural way, the vaginal opening undergoes excessive stretching that can eventually damage the collagen fibres in the vagina. This is why after childbirth it is not uncommon for vaginal laxity to happen.
During menopause: significant hormonal changes can lead to vaginal laxity. Indeed, with the significant decrease of estrogen in the body during menopause, vaginal tissues eventually lose elasticity and firmness.
Vaginal laxity: how to remedy it
Today, thanks to medicine and cosmetic surgery, it is possible to tighten the vulvovaginal region.
Various different procedures are available that allow the woman to regain some sensitivity during sexual intercourse but also to prevent chafing or any other type of discomfort.
Today, whether through laser treatment or radiofrequency, vaginal laxity can be treated effectively.
Women who have resorted to this type of treatment have been able to regain vaginal sensitivity. They have also noted a decrease in chafing and urinary tract infections.