Dr. Margaret Villers: No — lots of sex does not alter the size or shape of the vagina. The vagina is very elastic and will return to its original size. A woman can have a 10-lb baby and I'll never be able to tell when I'm doing an examination.
MV: I wish I knew.
MV: No one has ever admitted doing this [to me]. The depth of the vagina does not change when a woman is aroused or not aroused. Many times a gynecologist will measure the depth of the vagina if a woman complains of pelvic prolapse. It can help us figure out if the uterus is falling out.
MV: No, water does not go into the vagina when you are submerged. The vagina is not a rigid space like the ear canal. It is just a possible space. When there is nothing in the vagina, the walls touch. The vagina is like a sock before you put your foot in the sock.
MV: Yes. But I've never heard it called this. Everyone's anatomy is a little different. The area between the vagina and the anus is called the perineum. This distance varies from woman to woman. Some women have very long perineums and other women have very short perineums.
MV: Ummmm… pregnancy?
MV: Yes. It is called splinting. Some women have nerve or muscle problems that make it difficult to have a bowel movement. Sometimes this can be a symptom of pelvic prolapse.
MV: Yes, if you can get it back out again. The vagina is like a sock; there is a dead end at the cervix. Nothing you put in the vagina will wander out to other parts of your body (like your brain or your lungs).
If you can't reach it to get it out, you can see a gynecologist. Most of us have taken out vibrators or similar things at least once in our careers.
MV: I've never heard of this. I don't think it's bad. It's not going to harm anything.
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