Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome Case Study

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Vaginal relaxation syndrome Vaginal relaxation syndrome is defined as laxity or looseness of the vagina that results in an increase in the inner diameter of the vagina. This can result in a less than satisfactory sex life. Clinical studies have found that sexual gratification is directly related to friction, these frictional forces get less and less as the vagina gets larger. Many women continue to experience fantastic sex lives despite a gradual increase in the size of their vaginas as they grow older, with neither them nor their partners requiring any form of treatment. The main component in Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome is a decrease in sexual gratification as a result of less sensation and decreasing intensity and frequency of orgasms. How do you know if you have Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome? 1. Does your vagina feel loose during intercourse 2. Does it feel like there is little to no friction during lovemaking? 3. Did sensation during intercourse or intensity of orgasms start diminishing after one or more vaginal deliveries? 4. Do you worry that your partner finds your vagina large/loose? 5. Do you have to “bear down” or tense your pelvic muscles during sex in order to increase sensation? If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions you may have VRS.…show more content…
All these therapies focus on training and increasing the tone of pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles loop from the pelvic bone around the vagina and rectum and back onto the pelvic bone again. Learning to tense these muscles causes a band of muscle looping around the vagina to tighten- this squeezes the vagina closed. Improving muscle strength and control can increase sexual gratification significantly and I encourage all of my patients to practice some or other form of pelvic floor exercise. However these methods have little effect on the connective tissue (collagen) that makes up the tube like structure called the

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