Vaginal tighteningings are a big topic in the female gender discussion world. There are many ways to tighten your vagina, from Kegel exercises to products and procedures.
Kegel exercises are done by contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles include the vagina, urethra, and anus. You can learn more about how to do Kegel exercises here.
Various products can be purchased at your local drug store or supermarket that claim to tighten your vagina. These usually contain hymen dust or collagen to strengthen the tissue of the vaginal walls.
These can be effective if used regularly, but it is important to check that they are high-quality products. Low-quality products may just dry out the vaginal walls, making it more prone to tearing during sex or masturbation.
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures can range from simple laser treatments to full reconstructive surgeries. These are most often done to improve sexual function after childbirth or due to health issues such as cancer.
How does it work?
Alum baths have been used for centuries to cleanse the body and mind. They are also said to have healing properties, especially for the skin.
Alums are compounds that contain sodium and/or potassium along with aluminum. When you soak in an alum bath, the water becomes slightly alkaline due to these alums.
This slight alkalinity draws out toxins from your body through your skin. The water also becomes slightly irritant, which prompts your body to produce more protective oils on your skin.
These oils help keep you healthy and protect your skin from external factors such as bacteria or chemicals in the water. Alum baths thus help tone and moisturize the skin, which is helpful for vaginal tightening.
The washing out of toxins and stimulation of protective oils occurs over a period of time, making this a long-term solution for vaginal tightening. Frequent use also helps prevent any future damage to the skin or loss of moisture.
Which salts should I use?
Alum bath is made with potassium and sodium salts. These are found in nature and most people have them in their kitchen. You can either buy them or gather them from the supermarket or from the beach!
To make a bath with these salts, you need to mix them in water. The ratio depends on your taste, but the more salt you add, the more intense the effect will be.
The first time you try this, we recommend making a very weak bath just to check if you like it and if there are any side effects. For example, some people may have sensitive skin and may get a dry skin reaction after the bath.
Some tips for making the best alum bath include choosing neutral smelling salts and using enough water to swim in so that your whole body gets soaked in the particles.
What should the water temperature be?
When taking an alum bath, the water should be warm, but not hot. The water should be warm enough that you would be comfortable sitting in it for at least ten minutes.
Too hot of water can cause adverse effects. It can irritate your skin and increase blood flow to your skin, which is what you want, but only when you are trying to treat your symptoms.
It can also lead to too much absorption of the alum into your body, which would not be desirable. Less alum in your body means less tightening of your vaginal walls!
Cooler water can also lead to longer baths, which provides less therapeutic benefit. A quick 5-minute bath is not going to do much for you!
Therefore, try to keep the water temperature consistent between baths so that you get the full benefits of the alum treatment.
How long should I soak for?
Ideally, you should soak in the bath for at least ten minutes. You can stay in the bath for as long as twenty to thirty minutes if you like!
However, since the goal of this treatment is to dry your skin out, it is advised that you keep the water warm enough to soak in for at least ten minutes.
If you get out too soon, the effects may not be as strong or effective. Plus, it will probably feel pretty bad!
Some people choose to do this treatment overnight, but it is up to you whether or not you want to sleep in the bath. Some people find it more effective if they stay in the bath until their skin is dry, so decide that based on what works best for you.
Keep in mind that your skin may turn a little pink after this treatment, but will return to its normal color within a few hours or days depending on how long you soaked in the alum water.
What results can I expect?
If you are looking to experience tighter, cleaner genital areas, then an alum bath is for you. Many people report feeling and seeing tighter and smoother skin in the areas that are treated with an alum bath.
People also report seeing more defined gender and fewer bulges when using an alum bath. Some people claim that their genital areas appear more masculine or feminine after using an alum bath as well!
An important note is that if you have any cuts or broken skin in your genital area, an alum bath is not recommended. It can cause some slight burning and irritation if used on broken skin. If you are experiencing some dry skin however, an alum bath will help moisturize!
Alum baths typically result in short-term changes only, so keep that in mind if you want long-term results.
When can I see results?
Results can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how often you do your treatments. Many people see results in just one treatment, but it is recommended to do two treatments for lasting results.
To see results immediately, repeat the treatment twice the next day, then once a day for the next two days after that. Then start the two-treatment course as stated above.
To see longer lasting results, just continue the daily treatments for a couple more days after the first treatment. By the end of the second treatment, you will have done six treatments total which is the recommended amount for lasting results.
It is best to wait at least one week between treatments to avoid pulling down on the skin too much and causing too much trauma to the skin. This will help with maintaining healthy skin and preventing tearing or scarring.
Is it safe?
Yes, it is safe if you exercise proper precaution. Alum is a natural mineral and the solution is pH neutral, which means it is not harmful for use on the body.
However, if you experience any kind of discomfort or irritation while using this bath solution, you should stop immediately. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to try a shorter duration of the bath as well.
You should also be careful when getting out of the bath as the solution can dry on your skin. Wearing towel or using a soft brush to get off any remaining solution before getting out is recommended.
Alum baths are most effective when taken weekly for several weeks in a row so that your body has adequate time to detoxify!
Some people take an alum bath prior to a gynecological appointment to help clear out excess moisture in the vagina. This may or may not be recommended by your doctor depending on the situation.
What about dry skin?
If you have dry skin, you can use a bath to help with that as well! Just fill your bath with warm-warm-warm water and a couple cups of baking soda. Let your body soak in the water for as long as you like, then rinse off.
Baking soda is a great natural scrub. It works really well to wash off old skin cells on your body, so why not try it on your vagina?
Of course, do not use any fragrant soaps or washes during your vagina bathing session. Keep that aside for the rest of your body!
This is another easy way to help keep your vaginal skin soft and moisturized.