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i have not had sexual intercorse in 4+ years, i am now in a realationship and plan on having sex i am concerned i will be "loose" any suggestions on how to "tighten up"

By Anonymous May 4, 2010 - 9:27am
 
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Hi,
Can I ask how old you are?

The only suggestion that has been proven effective in tightening muscles in the groin and genital area are called "kegel exercises", and you can read about how to do them here: EmpowHER article: Kegel exercises, aka Pelvic Floor muscle training.

The vagina is a very stretchy, and also resilient, muscle, and I would not worry about being too "loose". If anything, after not having intercourse for several years, you may actually find that intercourse feels a little too tight! Do you have any reason to think you may be too "loose"? This really is a misnomer for many women, as most women's vaginas are perfectly fit for a man's penis, and vice versa.

Let us know if you have any additional questions!

May 4, 2010 - 2:31pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Thank you for your advice. I am 30 years old, and I am over weight. I have heard people rtalk about how woman loose the firmness of there vaginas when they haven't been sexually active for a while. You know kind of a "if you don't use it you lose it thing" and over the last 10 years I have lost anything that's firm on my body, so I assumed that went to. Thank you again for the advice

May 5, 2010 - 4:37am
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