IS MY VAGINA A NORMAL SIZE?! Girl Talk with Dr. Rejuvenation
Hi, I'm Dr. Aimee Nguyen, also known as Dr. Rejuvenation on social media. Today we're going to answer some commonly asked questions, one of which is, is the size of my vagina normal? Totally is. So as we age, you can find that the vaginal canal can actually stretch out and dilate, but it also can contract. So the vagina's made out of very elastic tissue, which can stretch, but then the pelvic floor muscles, which are underneath that will contract and bring it back to its normal size. But with childbirth, for example, the vagina definitely can stretch out and dilate and it may not feel as tight as it used to before you had kids. Other things that can change the size of the vagina, for example, is just with intercourse. With sexual arousal, the vaginal glands produce hormones that actually help relax the vagina. So initially with penetration, you may feel like it's nice and tight, but the more aroused that you get, the more those pelvic floor muscles may relax and the vaginal canal can actually dilate. So you may feel like things are a little bit more stretched out, but then, believe it or not, it goes right back to where it used to be.
The average length of the vagina varies anywhere from three to seven inches. So three inches is about the size of a MAC lipstick, which isn't very big if you think about it, but the vagina can actually accommodate a menstrual cup, but it also can actually dilate to accommodate a baby's head through that vaginal birth canal. The first two to three inches of the vagina is the part that actually has sensation, but the distal part of the canal doesn't, so that's why you can actually insert a tampon, for example, and totally forget about it.
So basically, the size of the vagina can vary as we age, but all of which is completely normal.