When we think of aging, we think grey hair, crow's feet, and body parts heading south. We don't, somehow, necessarily imagine that our genitals join in with all the maturing fun. But guess what? Our vaginas age just like the rest of our body. We spoke to gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr. Karen Morton from D r Morton's medical helpline to get the lowdown on what to expect before it all just starts
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Your lady parts need to know this. But there's another body part that's aging along with your hair, skin, and muscles that you may not realize: your vagina. Period, tells Health. It's not just the appearance of your vagina that transforms as you move through the decades. The way it feels day by day and how it functions during sex also changes, and these natural shifts can really throw you for a loop. So you're not caught by surprise, we asked ob-gyns to tell us the age-related vaginal changes all women can expect, and what you can do about them to keep your sexual health and your sex life strong. Pelvic-floor muscle tears don't just change the way your vagina feels.
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It can help with body image anxiety. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood. I think a part of me was shying away from that intimacy because I would have to address my own related experiences. The correct language and understanding of female genitalia is so important to me: the vulva is the whole external package, the vagina is a muscular tube which leads from the cervix the neck of the womb down to the vulva.
It's not just your face that can give your age away, your vagina is getting older too. But a healthy vagina will continue to change as we go through life — this is totally normal. Key life transitions such as pregnancy and menopause will have an effect on your genitals, just as they do on the rest of your body. Read on to discover how a normal vagina changes with age…. If you are on the pill, or have taken it previously, your vagina may become drier in your thirties — experts believe that because the pill stops ovulation, you might not produce as much natural lubrication at this time of the month.