What is vaginal laxity?
Just like your skin, vaginal tissue is made up of an inner support network of collagen fibers. During vaginal delivery and over time, these tissues can become stretched and weakened. This can create a feeling of looseness, especially within the vaginal opening.
In a survey of over 400 women who had vaginal deliveries, nearly half reported concern with vaginal looseness or laxity. Women who experience this loss of tightness may also notice they feel less sensation and sexual satisfaction with intercourse which affects their sexual health and their relationship to their partners.
There are several reasons why women will not discuss vaginal laxity with their physician.
- They are embarrassed to bring it up
- Their physician may be either be too young or too old
- They are hesitant whether their physician will understand if not a women or if doesn’t have any children
- They don’t know how to communicate their experience
- They might not be taken seriously
- They are not aware about the importance of their sexual health
While it may be a difficult subject to bring up, sexual satisfaction is an important part of a woman’s overall sexual health, and is worthy of a dialogue. If you’re concerned about vaginal laxity, it’s time to start the conversation and know if you are a good candidate for Viveve, the vaginal tightening procedure.