5 Ways To Keep Your Vagina Looking Young & Sexy

As we get older, it’s not only the visible parts of our bodies that age; our vaginas do too. Years of wear and tear begin to add up and the appearance of the land down under changes. Just like with our faces and hair, there are ways to hang on to our youthfulness down there for a little longer.

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Avoid chemicals and scented products.

Contrary to what our mothers and grandmothers believed, you should not use a douche. Our vags are like our ovens, they are self-cleaning without any chemical agents. Using one can cause irritation, lead to yeast infections, and change the acidity level (pH) of our treasured boxes. You should only use a mild, non-fragrant soap on the outside of your vagina. Never use scented menstrual products; unscented is the way to go. And you should avoid using lotion on your va-jay-jay.

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Drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy weight.

Drinking water keeps your skin hydrated, which keeps it moisturized, healthy, and looking young. There are different opinions on how much water we should drink daily but it’s recommended that we drink eight 8 oz. glasses or half a gallon. It’s called the 8×8 rule. Eating right and maintaining your weight can have an effect on the appearance of your vagina too. Gaining and losing weight will stretch the skin down there. Staying at or around the same weight will avoid that.

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Exercise your Kegel muscles.

Kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscle, which can be weakened by many things including pregnancy, childbirth, being overweight, and aging. If you’re not sure which muscle that is, cut off your urination midstream. The muscle that you use to do that with is your pelvic floor muscle. Tighten your muscles and hold them for five seconds before relaxing them. Work yourself up to being able to keep them contracted for 10 seconds at a time, resting an equal 10 seconds between them. Try for at least three sets of 10 repetitions a day.  You can also use Ben Wa or Duotone balls, which are inserted into the vagina and held in with your Kegel muscles, stimulating movement and vibration.

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Trim or shave your pubic hairs.

The hair on the top of our heads isn’t the only hair that starts to gray as we age, our pubic hairs do as well. Trimming your hair or shaving it off completely will help hide its aging appearance.

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Have safe sex and use lubricant.

Keep your vagina healthy and young by stimulating and increasing blood flow to it by being sexually active. Orgasms help with this and they also work your pelvic floor muscles. Reduce your risk of an STD by having your partner use a latex condom or you can get a female condom so you won’t have to rely on him to wear one. Using lubrication helps prevent stretching and tearing of your vaginal walls when your body hasn’t produced enough lubrication which can happen as we age.

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Aging isn’t something that we can avoid, unfortunately, but thankfully there are steps that we can take, mixed in with a little common sense, that can delay the change in appearance of the process. Be good to your vag, after all, she’s made you feel good throughout your life.

I originally wrote this for livingloving.com.

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