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About a month ago I started getting air in my vagina whenever I lie down - sitting up slightly pushes out air (noisily). Being curious (and worried/embarrassed), I did some self-examination and noticed that when I'm lying down (and only then) my vagina is like a big empty cavern. If I feel the inside of myself, there's tons of space and the walls are very far apart from each other (maybe the width of a golf ball) when I relax (when clenched everything comes back together). Also it seems like air doesn't just "get" inside, but my vagina sucks it in automatically when lying down, so even when I push it out, the vaginal opening will automatically open back up really wide and suck air back in because the empty space is opening back up. Is there an explanation for why this would occur suddenly, and what can I do about it? It's as if my insides shift when I lie down. I'm worried about both the constant embarrassing noises and also how sex will feel for both me and my (LDR) boyfriend.

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replied May 11th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A22840
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Loss of vaginal tone or laxity of vaginal walls, makes it loose and it sucks air inside that comes out making noise. This is also known as ‘queef’. Exercises done to tone up pelvic floor muscles and vaginal walls help in resolving the problem. Start with Kegel’s exercises. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for an examination to see if this can be managed with only exercises and toning up, or if you need to have a vaginoplasty to tone up the vagina.
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