We sometimes hear that the size of the vagina can change depending on how much sex a woman has. Is this true? Science says no!
According to gynaecologist Dr. Magirena, the differences in internal size are related to the stretching capacity and length we have at birth. The reality is that the average vagina is between 8 and 12 centimetres long and 4.5 to 6 centimetres wide. It can adapt to the size of the penis, it can expand and contract. So there is no such thing as a large or small vagina, only a conforming vagina.
“The vagina is a cavity with very elastic walls that have a great capacity to expand during arousal and orgasm,” explains Dr Magirena. To give you an idea, just think of childbirth and the ability of the vagina to expand at that time.
However, the expert warns that where problems can be envisaged is when the elasticity of the vagina is low, the perineal muscles are tight and lubrication is poor. “What can change over the years is precisely its elasticity, as with all other tissues in the body, be it skin, hair, muscles or joints. Childbirth also changes the entrance to the vagina, especially if there has been an episiotomy,” adds the gynaecologist.
To solve this problem, the specialist does not recommend vaginoplasty, which removes tissue from the vulva, unless there is a birth problem. So how do you change the elasticity of the vagina? Frequent intercourse and vaginal massage are recommended to improve the elasticity of the vaginal walls and promote lubrication.