Possible that my vagina will stay numb, even after vaginoplasty?

Not sure why Im feeling so little during intercourse, and Im afraid to spend a lot of money ending up with a tight vagina but still dont feel anything.. Is there anyways to test my nerves or something so I can get a clue what my outcome will feel like?

Doctor Answers 6

Numbness and lack of adequate sensation with sex are two different things.

If you have true numbness and lack all sensation to pain, temperature, pressure, then you have a nerve problem. If you don't then you have a vaginal laxity problem. Schedule a consultation with any gynecologist to have the vaginal sensation checked.

Jersey City OB/GYN
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Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

Thank you for your time. I recommend a consultation in order to receive detailed information. Seek out a specialist in vaginal cosmetic surgery who can provide patients with a more rejuvenated feeling and better sexual experience through vaginal surgery. 

Sexual wellbeing is important to a happy, well balanced life. In addition to physical pleasure, sex strengthens emotional bonds between partners, and adds excitement to life.

One of the most common complaints gynecologists hear from their patients experiencing vaginal relaxation is that “sex isn’t the same”. Women say they feel “loose” and have very little sensation.

Now there is a safe, quick, and effective way to treat vaginal relaxation. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® (LVR®) is a 1-hour outpatient surgical procedure that restores vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control. It will also effectively decrease the internal and external vaginal diameters as well as build up the perineal body. Sexual gratification for the female is directly related to the amount of frictional forces generated according to Masters and Johnson. We can accomplish this with laser vaginal rejuvenation. 

David Matlock, MD, MBA, FACOG
Los Angeles OB/GYN
4.9 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Will Vaginoplasty work for me?

Hello Annabelle,

Thank you for your great question. You should have a consultation with a reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgeon who will do a thorough examination and sit down with you to discuss at length your situation. Only then will you get answers to apply to your circumstances. 

See link below for information on this subspecialty and read real women reviews on their experiences.

Best of luck,

Oscar A. Aguirre, MD
Aguirre Specialty Care - Pelvic Surgery & Intimate Aesthetics®

Oscar A. Aguirre, MD
Denver Urogynecologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

I'm not feeling anything during intercourse-- what to do??!

Hello Annabelle,

It is definitely possible to perform careful pelvic floor testing/evaluation including "nerve testing" as well as visual observation and manual and mechanical testing of vaginal and pelvic floor testing. Our office in Davis CA is able to do all this, or, if you can find a bone fide cosmetic gynecologist WHO SPECIALIZES IN VAGINAL TIGHTENING OPERATIONS to test you. You will need an in-person evaluation.

The weblink below, as well as several othe3r blogs and essays on the site will help!

Best wishes,

Michael P Goodman, MD

Davis, CA, USA 

How can I test the nerves of my genitalia to figure out if I need to be tightened more?

I think there is a simple way to figure this out.  Most of sexual sensation and gratification for a woman is clitoral.  If you are able to orgasm with manual stimulation or a vibrator to your clitoris nerve damage is not the problem.  The problem with decreased sensation with sexual activity is related to decrease friction during sex that comes from looseness of the vagina. Clitoral nerve damage is not nearly so common as vaginal laxity.  Good luck!  

Michael Litrel, MD, FPMRS, FACOG
Woodstock Urogynecologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Possible Numbness Remaining After Surgery

The intended results of cosmetic labia and vaginal surgery are to create a youthful appearance and enhanced erotic sensation. These treatments can remove physical and psychological discomfort.

The specific risks and suitability of these procedures for each individual can be determined only at the time of consultation.  All surgical procedures have some degree of risk.  Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally.  Major complications are rare. These can include infection, bleeding, (hematoma), separation of the incision, changes in sensation , pain, increased sensitivity, unsatisfactory cosmetic results.  Any concerns of infection, new pain, swelling, bleeding, drainage should immediately be addressed by the doctor.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

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