Does vaginal tightening soap actually work?

It sounds like it might, but what's the science behind it?

Doctor Answers 6

Vaginal Tightening Soap?!

It doesn't.  No science.  To find out real answers online, enter the key word (in this case, "vaginal tightening soap," "and also "Mayo Clinic," or "Web MD," or "Pubmed," or "Johns Hopkins," or to some extent "Wikipedia."  This will guarantee you that you are getting scientific information, not hype, lies, and marketing half-truths from persons who are trying to sell you something.  "Caveat Emptor:"  "...Let the buyer beware..!"

Vaginal Tightening with Soap?

No. That's the short answer. There are many products for skin tightening that contain astringents. These do nothing more than dehydrate and irritate the skin. This is not something you would want to have happen in the vagina as it would cause discomfort and possibly discharge issues. The vaginal skin is distinct from the skin of your face, extremeties and torso in that it lacks the protective outer thicker layer found in these other areas where astringents are commonly applied.

Marco A. Pelosi III, MD
Jersey City OB/GYN
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Vaginal rejuvenation

I have never heard of vaginal rejuvenation soap, but I am 100% sure that it does not work. There are no "magic" treatments like this that actually work. To receive the best vaginal rejuvenation results you will need to undergo vaginal rejuvenation surgery. You should consult in person with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options. 

Jimmy S. Firouz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Restoring and Rejuvenating with Female Genital Enhancement

I perform a variety of treatments and surgeries to enhance, restore and rejuvenate the female genital region. This includes procedures to improve moisture, sensitivity and tighten the vaginal canal; which can enhance orgasm and restore or improve the appearance of the vulva. This includes the labia minora, labia majora, the clitoral region and the vestibule of the vagina.
A #vaginoplasty (commonly referred ton as vaginal rejuvenation) is when a diamond shaped section of tissue is excised from the inside of the vagina and brought down to the outside of the vagina.
Often times a small triangular area is also excised from the perineum (the area right below the vaginal opening). This is called a perineoplasty or perineorrhaphy. The size of the tissues removed rarely are larger than a domino block. If needed, sutures that bundle loose muscles together are used to narrow the vaginal opening.
If necessary, this may be combined with a #Labiaplasty which is a surgical procedure that will reduce and/or reshape the #labia. Labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina that cover the female clitoris and vaginal opening. Women with excessively large labia may experience pain during sexual relations, feel discomfort during normal activities or while wearing tight clothing. Or, the labia may be asymmetric or may #hang below the labia majora (the outer lips of the vagina) which some women find this unattractive. At times the outer labia or labia majora may also be excessively large, uneven, or may be too small. The size may be increased with fat injections.
Candidates for treatment include women concerned about the appearance of their genitals, those who experience discomfort, pain or difficulty with sexual relations.The specific problems are noted below in each section. These problems may exist at birth or with growth and development. They can occur with childbirth or other trauma to the region. All of these issues can cause a woman great emotional distress that is often difficult to talk about with their partner, friends and even their doctor. The best procedure approach will be discussed in greater detail during your in-person one-on-one consultation.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Vaginal Tightening with Soap

There is no scientific evidence regarding the use of soap to tighten the vaginal area. The best non-surgical option would likely be ThermiVa, and of course surgical correction is the best long-term option. Each patient's needs are different, and a consultation to discuss your options is recommended. 

Ginger Isom-Batz, MD
Dallas Urologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Vaginoplasty surgery in Los Angeles

Surgical correction of the vaginal canal remains the gold standard to tighten the area.  Surgery provides for a longterm solution to your problem that 'soaps' may not. 


Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

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