You've likely noticed some of the drawbacks of aging—wrinkles, a decreased metabolism, and memory loss, to name a few—but your vagina doesn't deal too well with old age, either. In fact, there are a whole host of changes that occur down there, starting in your 40s. One age-related condition that can occur down below is prolapse a. For women with mild prolapse, Kegel exercises can be helpful. As far as treatments go, that depends on the health of the patient—but one option is having a supportive pessary a removable device inserted into the vagina to keep things in place.
When we think of aging, we think grey hair, crow's feet, and body parts heading south. We don't, somehow, necessarily imagine that our genitals join in with all the maturing fun. But guess what? Our vaginas age just like the rest of our body.
You say 'vagina', I say 'vulva'
Just like the rest of your body, your vagina will undergo some changes as you get older. It's not something to fear. None of that woe is my poor vagina, which must face off against the dreadful ravages of time stuff. Nah, it's normal, and knowing what's to come can help alleviate any of the shock you might otherwise feel upon discovering these changes. Keep in mind that everyone's different, so you might not experience all of these, or you might see varying degrees of these changes. With that said, let us look into the crystal ball of your vaginal future! Your vagina is a self-cleaning , self-lubricating machine. When you're turned on , various physiological changes trigger a release of extra fluid to make sex both easier and more enjoyable. But birth control , for all its benefits, can change how your body goes through this process.
No longer. Read on to discover exactly how your vagina transforms and adjusts to maturing, as well as tips from experts on keeping it healthy and yes, active. The hair down there Perhaps the most noticeable change in your vaginal area is the greying, thinning, and loss of pubic hair. Your scalp, leg, and underarm hair may thin, as well, especially after menopause. On the not-so-bright side, hair begins to appear elsewhere. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this, like creams and laser treatments, which are discreet and fairly inexpensive. Your vulva remains largely unchanged from your late teens to your 40s, and even into your 50s. Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, or GSM resulting from the gradual loss of estrogen that comes with perimenopause and menopause.