VIDEO: Factors that can change tightness of the vagina

young mother holding her baby

young mother holding her baby

During pregnancy the genital changes to prepare for the baby’s birth.

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According to Medicalnewstoday, the female genital undergoes many changes during a woman’s lifetime. The following occurrences directly impact the genital:

1. hormonal-related changes

2. pregnancy

3. childbirth and breast-feeding

4. stress

5. intercourse.

Hormonal related changes

A woman’s genital changes naturally due to hormonal fluctuations throughout her life. These changes include her monthly menstrual cycles and then the loss of those cycles as she reaches menopause.

When a woman is in her childbearing years, her hormones will fluctuate at different points in her cycle. As a woman begins the first day of her period, hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone are low.

As the cycle progress, she moves closer towards ovulation and hormone levels rise. The increased levels of estrogen and progesterone may make the genital feel more lubricated and elastic during this time. After ovulation, hormones drop again, and the genital may feel less flexible and drier, leading to a perception of tightness.

During menopause, estrogen levels drop and genital tissue thins. These changes may affect the way a woman’s genital feels to her, leading her to believe that her genital is too tight.


Pregnancy can lead to many changes in a woman’s genital. The genital changes to prepare for the birth of the baby and as a result of an enlarged uterus, which puts extra pressure on the genital.

Changes in a woman’s genital during pregnancy include:

1. change in color

2. feelings of fullness or pressure

3. increased discharge and lubrication.

The feeling of genital fullness and pressure during pregnancy can make a woman feel as if her genital is tighter than normal. However, the increase in genital lubrication caused by pregnancy may also make a woman’s genital feel more elastic than usual.

A woman’s genital will regain its natural elasticity after the pregnancy.

Childbirth and breast-feeding

During childbirth, the genital dilates, which means it will grow and expand to accommodate the delivery of a baby. Sometime after birth, the genital contracts to its normal size.

It is very common for a woman to experience changes to her genital following a genital birth. Some women may experience injury tearing or episiotomy to their genital. While these injuries heal, the genital may feel tighter or more tender than before.

Also, women who are breast-feeding may experience genital dryness due to changes in hormones. This dryness can cause a feeling of genital tightness during intercourse.


When a woman is about to make love, her genital expands and lengthens and releases a natural lubricant. All these changes help the woman’s genital prepare for intercourse.

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