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Vaginal Size: Does Vagina Size Really Matter

Vagina Size: The Dimension & Size of the Vagina

The age old question, "does size matter?" isn't one that is strictly for men. Women have also expressed concern over the size of their vaginas. While men often worry they are too small, women often worry they are too big. This is hardly surprising when you think about it because a woman's sexuality and her thoughts of it are centered on the vagina and the vulva. If a woman has a low opinion of her vagina, then she is likely to have a low opinion of her sexuality.

 

Overcome Misconceptions about Vaginal Size

Women have carried years of misconceptions around their vaginal size, i.e. too much sex will stretch out the vagina. Ladies, rest assured that too much sex does not stretch out the vagina. It is specifically designed to conform to any shape and then reform to its relaxed state. It is this elasticity that makes the female sex organ so astounding.


Many women report difficulty pleasing their men and tend to blame it on themselves, claiming abnormalities in their vaginal size and vagina shape. But what is normal? They don’t seem to know, and it is exceedingly difficult for a woman to measure her own sex organ, since it is largely hidden. In fact, according to the Vagina Dialogues, more than half (57%) of women aren’t confident about their vaginal size.


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Fun Facts About Vagina Size

In a recent study the Vagina Dialogue 60% of women are cosmetically inclined to do vaginal exercises, to maintain vaginal size, keep their vaginas healthy and strong for sexual intercourse.



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Because of its muscular tissue, the vagina has the ability to expand and contract, like a balloon, allowing a baby to pass through during childbirth, or adjusting to fit snugly around a tampon, a finger or any size penis.

To overcome these misconceptions and fears, women must empower themselves to become more knowledgeable about their anatomy. But rest assured that no two women will be the same as vaginas are somewhat like fingerprints. The only way a woman can become properly educated about her vagina is to spend some time with it; touch it, examine it, learn from it. Understanding your body is paramount to overcoming inhibitions.


Vaginal Size: The Average Size inside the Vagina

However, women aren't the only ones asking vaginal questions. Healthcare professionals have admitted that there isn't enough information available to women about their reproductive organs, except for misguided and arbitrary conclusions. Baseline Dimensions of the Human Vagina was a study that was prompted by the lack of education on the vagina. The contributing scientists described the vagina as "a fibro-muscular tube that exists as a collapsed potential space. The shape of the tube is not symmetrical or similar to any known geometric shape (Barnhart, Izquierdo, Pretorius, Shera, Shabbout & Shaunik, 2006). In laymen terms, that means when the vagina is relaxed it collapses on to itself, but in a state of arousal, it will open to fit whatever is being placed inside.


According to the study, it was found that the average linear length of the resting vagina was about 2.5 inches, with lengths varying from 1.6 to 3.7 inches. At the same time, the diameter, or width of a resting vagina, is about 1 to 1.5 inches. Now keep in mind, these numbers are average and equate to what the vagina is like during rest. Unfortunately, there was not a way to truly measure the vagina during arousal; however, it can be said that the vagina expands and contracts, much like a balloon, so that women can accommodate their sexual partners and give birth without any problems.


Vaginal Size: There is no standard vagina size

The study did prove one thing universally, though. There is no means of determining a standard vagina size by which every woman should be judged. There are certain similarities that every woman may have, but the variations are too numerous to conclusively determine the "perfect vaginal size." As it happens, the vagina proves to be one of the most versatile organs known to biology. And while that may not help alleviate your fears completely, hopefully it provides the knowledge that you are neither too big nor too small. You are just right for you.


Kegel Exercises Will Improve Your Vagina Size

So, talking about science and studies that have been conducted for the cause are all well and good, but what do you do if you feel like you have an overly large vagina? Well, the best method is to begin practicing Kegels. Strengthening your pelvic muscles will help tone your vaginal area and tighten the opening. Begin by squeezing you pelvic muscles (as though you're trying not to pee) and hold for several seconds. Release and repeat. Do several reps of 20 throughout the day for as often as you feel is necessary. The great thing about Kegels is that they can be done anywhere - in the car on the way to work, at work, in the shower, wherever you want.


Hopefully by incorporating the Kegels into your daily activities you will feel a noticeable difference in the tone of your vaginal muscles. With that should come confidence to explore your sexuality and that of your partners - or, at least, be more open with them. If you're still concerned with your vagina size, consult your physician just to be sure there's nothing to be worried about health-wise. Once you're given the go-ahead on that end, feel free to ask for their suggestions. Together you may find something that restores your confidence and provides you peace of mind.


Truly, size does not matter!



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