10 Dec

Your Vagina in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

So it turns out that us women don’t actually know an awful lot about vaginas which seems strange as we’ve had them for our whole lives. And because we’re going to have them for the rest of our life, here at Feminesse we thought we’d give you a general low-down on how the vagina is going to change over the next 30 years.

20s:

Puberty is over and done with (hurrah!). So there’s not going to be as many changes but one thing that could change is the size of your outer ‘lips’. Subcutaneous fat decreases with age meaning that the outer ‘lips’ are likely to shrink in size. Nothing to worry about and it’s completely normal.

At this age, if you start to notice any abnormalities that aren’t normal for you (like a change in discharge or discomfort when urinating) then it’s best to get your Doctor’s opinion.

30s:

The inner ‘lips’ are likely to darken in colour and this is nothing to worry about as it is often caused by hormone changes from pregnancy or aging.

The pelvic floor can be stretched after pregnancy and the muscles of the pelvic floor weakened. This can lead to incontinence and a decreased intensity of a woman’s orgasm.  It is recommended that after a woman gives birth that she practices pelvic floor strengthening exercises.

40s:

Prior to the menopause the vagina goes through a number of changes. Women will still have their periods but cycles will get shorter.

Kegel exercises are still recommended to reduce bladder leakage.

Women also may notice discomfort due to vaginal dryness.

50s:

Women will go through the menopause or will be post-menopause by this age. Vaginal atrophy or dryness can often still cause problems, often leading to women having painful intercourse.


Reference: Women’s Health http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/vaginal-changes-with-age

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