Sexual education, though essential, is often not able to include discussions about the female body. Particularly the shape, size, and elasticity of women’s vaginas. This can cause many women to be confused as to what is normal. Women have resisted discussing their genitals. This has allowed stories to prevail in lieu of factual information.
In addition, Women are taught that a sex-filled lifestyle causes their vaginas to stretch and turn loose. The vagina specifically is thought to bear the brunt. But this is not true. Sexual activity doesn’t create elongated or stretched labia. it doesn’t mean the vaginal canal gets larger or looser as you use it. While there aren’t any permanent changes taking place, you could be able to notice some changes in your vaginal canal either during or following sexual activity.
When you are having a sexual encounter, there’s an increase in the flow of blood to the sexual organs. In some instances, this can result in the labia getting filled with blood. It’s not the cause of elongated or swollen labia. When the genitals get fluid and the pelvic muscles are relaxed, it can create the impression that the vaginal canal is expanding however it’s the body’s natural reaction to being stimulated that triggers this transformation. When you’re not being stimulated the body will go back to the state it was before intercourse, and you’ll not have an elongated thigh. Keep in mind that there are a few circumstances that can make your thighs appear different following sex. Additionally, some women might suffer from weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles from pregnancy which can lead to persistent laxity.
Thrush as well as allergies and STIs may cause changes to the vagina. However, they won’t cause extended labia, but they can cause discoloration. The signs you could notice are itching, swelling, or reddening. In addition, if the Bartholin ducts have been blocked, you could develop cysts, that can cause your labia to be constricted and swollen. Contrary to what many believe it doesn’t mean you have extended labia.
Whatever your labia are like, the most important thing is your personal comfort and what you would like your body to appear whether you’re dressed or unclothed. Each woman’s genitalia is unique and it is difficult to establish what the “average” labia appears like. If you’re unhappy with the way your labia appears or if you want to alleviate vulvar pain irritation, Labiaplasty in Miami is an alternative. Dr. Sophie is a specialist in labiaplasty, a procedure designed to make you feel at ease and confident within your skin. For more information, book an appointment with us at the Miami office