Can sex toys strengthen your vagina, well, the answer's a little complicated

February 04, 2019

Can sex toys strengthen your vagina, well, the answer's a little complicated

As we age, so do our vaginas. Women routinely may experience decreased muscle tone in these areas or reduced strength in the muscles that support our bladder, anus, and uterus. The most common recommendation for strengthening these muscles is to perform kegels – these are exercises where a woman clenches and releases their pelvic floor muscles.

 

Assisting in this desire for a stronger vagina, you may notice some sex toys being marketed as tightening those muscles and giving them more control. As hopeful as we might be in our hopes that this is true, the reality is that testing of these products have been limited and they aren’t necessarily gynecologist-recommended.

 

That’s not to say they do any damage down there – for all intents and purposes, they still make for great sex toys. That said, for any product which is marketed as being both vibrator and as a vagina-strengthening device, should be approached with some doubt. These products have little testing supporting their claims though so have all the fun you want to have if you’re expecting this amazing transformation after continued use, it may not be coming.

 

We all want strong, healthy vaginas. To achieve that, kegels might be where it’s at. The surprising thing about kegels though is that studies have shown women don’t often get the full benefit from them because they are either not performed correctly or are not performed often enough. And, there’s a point here. Although these sex toys cannot strengthen your vagina on their own, some of them can actually show a woman what a kegel is supposed to feel like. The small electric pulses can communicate to the body how effective kegels are and can ideally teach someone how to perform them on their own without the assistance of a toy.

 

Now there are medical-grade devices out there that do have testing to support the ability to strengthen the vagina. The sex toys being marketed similarly are oftentimes mimicking medical-grade devices. Like, there’s a device called Apex which uses electrical signals to stimulate and control the muscles, similar to how a kegel would. Apex is a medical-grade device and somewhat expensive, and it’s relatively well-known. The same company who manufacture Apex also sell essentially a non-medical grade knock-off known as Intensity and which doubles as a vibrator.

 Some may say, “oh, it comes from the same manufacturer and so it must be the same!” Does the Intensity toy works just as well as the Apex device in pelvic floor strengthening – it’s hard to say. This would obviously be the hope though. After everything, your vagina may be better served performing kegels than they are with any sex toy like this.

 

There’s no arguing, vagina health is super important. It’s tempting to buy devices like these expecting them to work. After all, how strong and healthy your vagina is, it does impact your sex life. A woman ultimately needs to figure out on their own what works best for them. There might be merit in trying a product like this – or there may not be. For this reason, it’s not something we can advocate for, due to the lack of research into these effects on pelvic floor conditions.

 

A great female sex toy has the potential to help women masturbate, have fun, and keep her vagina muscles engaged and strong. Chez Noir supports informed sex toy use and we hope whether it’s latex, bondage sex toys, dildos, strap-ons, butt plugs, gags, or something else, choose what speaks to you. Shop with Chez Noir today.