Effects of vinegar on the vagina
If you’ve been looking up ways to tighten a loose vagina, you might have come across something a little bit odd. Vinegar. That’s right, for potentially hundreds of years, people have been swearing by vinegar as a one stop solution to all their vaginal problems. But does it really work?
Rubbing Vinegar on the Vagina
One of the main ways vinegar is said to improve the tightness of a vagina is by applying it topically. This basically means just basting your vagina with it. While vinegar does contain acids and chemicals which can have the effect of tightening your skin, this effect is only temporary, and is due to the effect of the acids on the skin. Some vinegar will be so acidic that rather than tightening your skin, it will corrode it. After a few hours, your skin will return to normal, and all you’ll have accomplished is having a strange smelling vagina.
While there doesn’t seem to be any proven beneficial effect to applying vinegar to the vagina, there is the potential for some negative ones. The vagina has its own natural Ph (Ph is the scale on which acidity is measured). Vinegar also has its own different Ph level. By applying vinegar to your vagina, you can completely unbalance the vagina’s natural acidity and give yourself yeast infections or introduce all kinds of other bacteria into the area. Nasty.
If you still aren’t convinced, and want to try vinegar for yourself, it is usually done in the form of a natural douche. People usually will mix one-part vinegar with two parts water. The mixture is put into a squeezable bottle and the tip inserted into the vagina. Squeeze the mixture into the vaginal cavity and continue releasing until you have used all of the solution. You can then bathe if you wish to rinse the leftovers from your vagina.
Bathing in Vinegar
Bathing in vinegar is touted for much the same reason as applying it topically. Women will make a mix of vinegar and water and take a long soak in it to tighten up the skin all over their body. Again, this is a mostly temporary effect and will subside within a few hours. It does carry much of the same negatives as topically applying vinegar, only this time there are many more areas for the vinegar to enter your body, which means there are many more areas for it to cause problems. Maybe the worst thing though, you’ll stink of vinegar! Why anyone would put up with the smell for an extended period for at best debatable results is beyond me, but each to their own.
The final way I’ve seen recommended to use vinegar for tightening the vagina is to drink it. Rather than traditional vinegar, this is usually done with apple cider vinegar. Now this is one that right from the start I’m going to say DON’T DO IT. Vinegar is very ACIDIC, and can cause some serious damage to internal organs. Instead of simply unbalancing the Ph of your vagina, the concoction will be moving through your entire system. It can cause damage to your teeth, gums, and oesophagus due to the acidic nature of the liquid. It can upset your stomach, and cause you to lose potassium, which can lead to bone damage. Due to the mixture moving through your system, if you have any prescribed medications you could be in for a rough time. Mixing prescribed medicines with anything can be dangerous, but especially so with something as acidic as vinegar.
As you can see, when you start using things like vinegar to try and tighten your vagina, you’re walking down a dangerous road. I would highly recommend you leave this one on the internet, and try some of the more proven methods of vaginal tightening such as Kegel exercises or vaginal weights.