2:07 pm - 04/15/2006

keeper = vagina stretching?

hey lovelies!

i just got a keeper (aka diva cup) and i was telling my mom about it, and she thought that it might stretch out my vagina, because it's not exactly "molded" to my exact shape, and we don't all have the same "tightness."

i'll be using it anyway, but does anyone have any information about this? or has anyone felt that their vagina has gotten wider due to the use of a keeper/diva cup?
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smokeline 15th-Apr-2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Vaginas are really stretchy; it'll go back to normal when you take the cup out. The keeper shouldn't make any difference at all to the "tightness".

It can, however, stretch out the entrance to your vagina. Before I used the cup, I could only fit a finger or so in without hurting the entrance (still had a hymen and all that), and now I can comfortably fit three.
queensugar 15th-Apr-2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm not a cup user, but I think I can say most definitely that it will not alter your vaginal shape in a long-lasting way.

The walls of the vagina are not really "stretchable." The vagina is muscular, and since it is a muscle with the capability to contract, there is very little that will permanently stretch it out... childbirth can be one of those things, but even then the effect is often more minimal than popular belief. Aging will also have an effect, since we lose muscle mass and tissue elasticity as we age. In general though, no, vaginas don't really stretch out.

If anything, having the Diva in will encourage "tightness" because it excersizes the muscles that hold it in place. Over time, it may seem like it fits better since the muscles are becoming more used to having it be in there... but it's not going to stretch anything out.
auraesque 16th-Apr-2006 01:54 am (UTC)
Ditto that. Vagina's are not "tight" or "loose." They are muscles.

I have a divacup, and I just want to add that I love mine. =)
inthewolf 17th-Apr-2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
isn't it fantastic!? i'm so glad i got one :)
lolamatopeoia 15th-Apr-2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Hi there, congrats on getting a cup! Woo hoo!! Oh, and first, The Keeper is not just another name for a DivaCup. They're different products. Yes, they're both menstrual cups, but the names should not be thought of as interchangeable since there are differences (materials, for example). Sorry, that was just bugging me a little.

I am a cup user, and I am agreeing with the other commenters on this one that your vagina has muscles and that, as queensugar said, it's not really 'stretchable' like that. A divacup or keeper might 'stretch' you out in the same way that penetrative sex would stretch you out, really (although not quite, I mean seriously I'm just trying to draw analogies here).

If you're concerned though, I would suggest kegel exercises so that you can tighten and exercise those muscles and gain control of them. Kegels can even make wearing the cup a lot easier, and sex even more fun ;).
stenodork 15th-Apr-2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
i know this isn't helpful or anything, but i love that you and your mom can talk about staying tight! :D
no1spromqueen 15th-Apr-2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
Not to say anything bad about the op's mom, but i think it's awful that her mom would make her worried about her vagina's "tightness". How body negative.
scien 15th-Apr-2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
and lacking in anatomical knowledge. I agree. It's nice that they can talk, but if you have any authority, do your best to come from an informed position!

OP, this was asked on menstrual_cups not long ago. You can read my response there (and other peoples' :)). I also recommend the community for helping you through the inevitable teething troubles of cup use. The Memories are invaluable.
queensugar 15th-Apr-2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
I agree. I think that her mother's concerns about tightness, unfortunately, reflect the fears and misunderstandings of many women about their vaginas... from the way it's discussed in our culture, you'd think the vagina is just something that "lets itself go" and ends up just hanging out all over after awhile.

Just another reason I'm glad there are places like VP where we can dispel some of those myths. :D
inthewolf 17th-Apr-2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
1. what's an OP? (p.s. i don't take it offensively)

2. i think you're right, but i don't think my mom meant to get me all worried. she was just wondering how something so robust would do to my body. but yes, it does suck that she didn't know. but then again i didn't either, and now i do, so i'll let her know :)
no1spromqueen 17th-Apr-2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
OP just means Original Poster or Orignal Post. In other words, YOU. ;)

I didnt mean any offense, but sex isn't about whos got the tightest vagina you know? Women are more than vaginas. Even if such a little thing could stretch out a muscle like your vagina. Im sure she meant well.
emmycantbemeeko 15th-Apr-2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
The vagina is made of muscle. It can flex to accomodate a tampon, a menstrual cup, a finger, a penis, a speculum, or a baby, and then return to it's original dimensions. Inserting something temporarily is not going to premanently alter the size and shape of your vagina, any more than, say, wearing a pair of tight pants permanently condenses your thights. As muscles, they have the ability to stretch and contract hundreds of thousands of times without ever losing their original shape.
sergernewbie 15th-Apr-2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
I had a ten pound baby and my husband never complained. Nor has he complained about my cup use. ;)
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