Here’s How Your Vagina Is Going To Change In The Next 10 Years
We all know our bodies go through a series of changes as we age, and our vagina is no exception.
While it mightn’t be as obvious as greying hair or wrinkled skin, your southern parts also face the fact that they’re not getting any younger.
Interestingly enough, your vagina starts aging from your 20s.
As explained by Women’s Health and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, by the time you reach your 20s, your organs (including your vagina) have reached their adult size.
The only exception to this is your labia majora – otherwise known as your outer lips.
While working to enclose the rest of your privates, these will start to appear slimmer as you age into your late 20s, due to the fact that subcutaneous fat on your genitals start to decrease.
This might make it easier to notice a change of colour in your inner lips.
According to Women’s Health, the hormone shifts that come with ageing in your thirties and pregnancy cause your labia minora (inner lips that encircle the clitoris and vaginal opening) to darken in colour.
This will appear as a purpling shade, but is totally normal.
Last but not least, vagina ageing into your mid thirties finds the uterus ballooning to watermelon size during pregnancy, but shrinks down within six weeks after birth.
If delivering children through a vaginal birth, stretching and scars will then appear around the vagina.
Want to keep your vagina as fit and healthy as possible heading into your thirties?
Start doing your kegel muscle exercises now.
Extra pounds, aging, or years of high-impact workouts can loosen this pelvic floor, straining organs and causing bladder leakage or a "heavy" feeling down below.
According to WebMD, simply build up your time with the following plan:
- Squeeze the muscles for 3 seconds. Then relax for 3 seconds. Your stomach and thigh muscles should not tighten when you do this.
- Add 1 second each week until you are able to squeeze for 10 seconds each time.
- Don't do Kegels while you urinate. Doing them during urination can hurt your bladder.
Now that’s a new exercise to work into your routine.
H/T Women's Health