After several months of no PIV sex does a vagina shrink or contract? Can it be painful?

    Comments and techniques for this situation please!!

    I wonder how long that would take to happen? Years I would guess.

    on January 28, 2020.
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      My first thought is, no… but this is not my area of expertise, so I could be wrong.  I think a bigger issue may be, especially if in a peri- or menopausal age, would be the thinning of the vaginal walls, particularly from a lack of lubrication, or the blood flow from arousal, that keeps the vaginal lining/walls healthy…. I know that can be painful.

      Under the stars Answered on January 27, 2020.
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        https://www.prevention.com/sex/g26133381/what-happens-vagina-when-stop-having-sex/

        Fell out of ... Answered on January 27, 2020.
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          From my understanding, SC beat me to it, what she said.

          Personally, I’d say, take more time for foreplay…and if you aren’t lubricated, make sure to have some on hand to use. MELT massage oil (from almonds) and coconut oil are great natural lubes that are awesome for massage AND for manual stimulation in foreplay. A little can go a long way for both spouses so get some and both of you have fun manually first, that’ll make things easier for entry later.

          Would a WOT missionary position help so that you can control depth and entry?

          On the floor Answered on January 27, 2020.
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            @LuckyInLove, thanks for sharing that link, it was very informative! It does say:

            “Because most women experience a slight tightening of the vagina after a prolonged period of abstinence, Dr. Zanotti says that “The first few times you have intercourse after an absence, it’s going to be a little bit uncomfortable.”

            But for premenopausal women, this should be a temporary sensation. “Again, the elasticity comes back,” Dr. Zanotti says. Postmenopausal women, on the other hand, may find that it takes a little more effort (in the form of lubrication and stimulation) to achieve comfortable sex.”

            An important take away for me, as one hitting that peri-men. age…. I need to continue to use it, so I don’t lose it.

            Under the stars Answered on January 27, 2020.
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              Taken from here:  “But our favorite piece of advice from Vaden? “If you don’t use it, you lose it!” she says. Often, we think we need to be in our prime to have sex — but it can be the other way around. Having sex brings out our healthiest self. “As women age and estrogen levels decrease, the vagina can become less elastic, shorter, and more narrow, which in turn makes intercourse uncomfortable. This is why continuing sexual activity can help prevent changes in the size and shape of [the] vagina.”

               

              My question is, how often do you have to “use it” so you don’t “lose it”?

              Under the stars Answered on January 27, 2020.
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                There’s lots of medical and sexual health research to suggest that ‘use it or lose it’ applies to the vagina and penis.

                https://www.health.com/condition/sexual-health/vagina-healthy-aging

                https://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/features/erections-use-it-or-lose-it#1

                 

                Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on January 27, 2020.
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                  Matthew 25: 14-30 seems to apply here. 😉

                  Under the stars Answered on January 28, 2020.
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                    I think there are two things going on.  The first is a not using it enough or at all thing, and the second is a normal aging process thing.  There is likely a correlation between the two as well – both not using it and aging at the same time would be worse than either on its own.

                    For the men, it sounds like the article has viewpoints on both sides of the subject.  One thing I’ve read about men is that the nighttime/morning erections are supposed to help to keep their tissues healthy, although I don’t doubt that frequent intercourse is definitely a good thing to keep things in shape as well.

                    California King Answered on January 28, 2020.
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                      @Duchess – Well played!!!

                      @sd595 – It definitely is a benefit…for both. Guys also have the issue of prostate cancer and an active sex life postpones the inevitable diagnosis for men of prostate cancer to significantly later in life if one lives that long.

                       

                      On the floor Answered on January 29, 2020.

                      NWNL – You are absolutely right; perhaps frequent ejaculation is the male equivalent of use it or lose it, I wasn’t even thinking of that.

                      on January 29, 2020.
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