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70 years old, tight vagina, Is this just part of being 70?

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fI am seventy years old, in good medical health, Pilates for almost ten years and happy in my marriage. I take bioidentical estrogen and testosterone. Life is very good except that in the last two years my vagina has become very tight so that insertion is slow and uncomfortable. We use lubricant, I'm moderately aroused. Is this just part of being seventy years old?
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replied September 23rd, 2012
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In my opinion a tight vagina is not part of being seventy years old!

I know two women who are over seventy - one lubricates naturally like a teenager and the other only needs additional lubrication sometimes: the first had a hysterectomy at quite a young age but the second still has all her bits and pieces...

It is possible, like the second woman, your internal organs are "heading south" and pushing down on your vagina a little: as the uterus is no longer needed there is a tendency for it to shrink (prolapse) in later life and cause some slight re-arrangement inside. If this is happening it is more likely to cause a little discomfort after standing for an extended period...

There is likely to be some loss of elasticity of the skin and musculature so most of the things we do must change a little as we age but that process is slow and we tend to compensate naturally without realising it...
There is also a tendency for the skin to become thinner as part of the ageing process so sensations become greater and more intense and so discomfort and pressure is more noticeable...

It is worth mentioning your concerns to your doctor or the practice nurse and it might be worth experimenting with a variety of lubricants but I think the biggest clue is how you write that you are "moderately aroused"...

That makes it seem as though you are not as interested in sex as you might be and you are doing it more to indulge your partner than satisfying your own sexual appetite?
That makes me think you should both re-investigate your love-making techniques...

Many women much younger than you would find penetration uncomfortable if they weren't first fully aroused and that, for many, means having one or more orgasms before penetration takes place, especially if their partner has a large penis!

Being seventy means you don't have to rush your love-making so why not make the most of having the time to make love as if you are on holiday - every time!
If you indulged in some extended foreplay, you might discover like many women already have that penetration isn't necessary to good sex, often isn't even desirable and if penetration happens it is much easier and more satisfactory as a finale than as a prelude...

I hope that helps you a little?
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replied September 24th, 2012
Thanks very much for this.
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replied September 25th, 2012
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Re: Seventy years old, tight vagina
ExAnna wrote:
fI am seventy years old, in good medical health, Pilates for almost ten years and happy in my marriage. I take bioidentical estrogen and testosterone. Life is very good except that in the last two years my vagina has become very tight so that insertion is slow and uncomfortable. We use lubricant, I'm moderately aroused. Is this just part of being seventy years old?


Seeing I am a woman and in my 70's, I am well aware of what you speak about....Without going into a post that will soon be lost in the pages, I will say that as a woman ages all of her body follows...That is unless she has never let this special part of herself age...I have often wished and even suggested that this site had a section for "Older Age And Health Issues", but they don't...What I will say is that you may be showing some signs of early prolapse where your bladder or uterus is falling (which is part of the aging process for many of us women) or lack of sex with your husband and really getting it on when you have it...FYI, we will be married 54 years in a few months and have sex at least once a week...Yesterday, was special...He did me twice....

If I were you I would see my OB-GYN about this....If you have any personal questions you may private message me...I wish you well...Take care...

Caroline
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replied September 26th, 2012
Well! This is very interesting. I will definitely see my doctor for an update. I'm thinking tension in expectation of discomfort may be part of it. Anyway, you've given be good advice and I appreciate it.
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