Doctors advise women not to place toothpaste in their vaginas to try to loosen it as it can do some nasty body damage.
Vanessa Mackay, gynecologist consultant and spokeswoman for The Sun’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: “It is a misconception that toothpaste can compress the vagina.’ It would not only be painful to put toothpaste in the vagina or on the vulva, but it could also cause serious damage and disturb the vagina’s natural flora leading to the potential for infection, such as tuberculosis.
She also added that some toothpaste contains small particles that may also cause vaginal walls to suffer from painful microabrasions.
Oluwole Yusuf, a Nigerian surgeon, also revealed some of the nasty damage that can cause toothpaste to the vagina.
“Toothpaste is caustic and too abrasive for a sensitive part of the body such as the vagina and can be used to kill species intended to protect the vagina
He encouraged women not to be shamed by their husbands and to trust their bodies.
Dr. Yusuf also said women could use exercises or activities to relax the vagina slowly.
“Kegel exercises and yoga exercises are part of the exercises that can relax the uterus without participating in harmful practices,” Dr. Yusuf said. Dr. Mackay also suggests pelvic floor exercises to women who are worried about the tightness of their vagina. Dr. Mackay said: “There are different ways for women to do pelvic floor exercises, but the easiest way is to sit or stand.
“To ensure that the appropriate muscles are exercised, women should put a finger or thumb in the vagina and at the same time squeeze the pelvic floor muscles, they can feel a gentle squeeze as the muscles contract.’ Women may build up the strength of their pelvic floor muscles by doing ten slow contractions and keeping them for about 10 seconds each.’
“Nonetheless, in some women, pelvic organ prolapse can cause vaginal laxity, in which case it may be necessary to refer to a gynecology