We all know that the vagina is a versatile thing; it gives birth to babies , bleeds every month and can give immense pleasure. And such a complex body part has plenty going on behind the scenes, too. Leading intimate health specialist Dr Shirin Lakhani shared the facts with Cosmopolitan UK - from how deep your vagina really is, to whether sex actually makes it stretch
They say size counts, but, let's face it, it's not always a man's size that determines how his manhood holds up in lover's lane. There are a myriad of myths that surround a woman's Mount Pleasant, and while a man's measurement is often called into question, the size of the camp ground is another rumor that suggests how successful a stay the trip was. There exists a misconception surrounding vaginal tautness, with virgins being tighter and promiscuous women being looser, and we hope to dispel these rumors thanks to the help of Psychology Today , as well as input by sex therapist Dr. Ava Cadell , founder of LoveologyUniversity. The first thing to remember is that women, like men, come in different sizes. It's important to understand that vaginal musculature is elastic, meaning it naturally contracts and resumes its normal size and shape, both after sexual intercourse as well as childbirth. However, the relaxation of her muscles does not mean the vagina stretches or grows into a cavernous space; it merely makes room for the man, as a tight vagina would hinder our evolutionary need to procreate. This is when men come into the equation.
Vaginas — or more accurately, vulvas, and all their components — come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. They even have different smells. And unless your normal involves pain or discomfort , everything is likely fine.