Vibrating Vagina? What You Need to Know
Its quite common to experience twitching, tingling and pins and needles sensations in parts of our bodies. These sensations can be caused all sorts of things, such as prolonged pressure on a hard surface, tying your laces too tight, or sitting with your legs crossed, and are so common we don’t usually take much notice.
A particular ‘favourite’ of mine is that weird twitch you sometimes get in your eyelids. Please tell me that’s not just me? I can never quite believe that no one else can see it, it feels so extreme!
But have you ever experienced a vibrating vagina? What’s that all about?
It sounds like something different altogether, doesn’t it? Like the blog content from a totally different kind of page, but if you have ever experienced a vibrating, twitching, or pulsing sensation in your vagina or groin area, you most definitely are not alone.
Why Is My Vagina Vibrating?
You probably very often wouldn’t even notice it. When you’re moving around, or busy doing something that takes your attention away from subtleties, it may just be happening without you realising it, but when you settle down for a moment or two of peace, or snuggle down for the night, there it is.
That occasional buzzing, tingling or vibrating sensation in or around the vagina like you’ve left your mobile in your pocket. In most cases, this vibrating sensation is not a cause for concern, but a completely normal experience, with several benign causes.
The particular cause in each individual case is not always clear, and because it comes and goes, it is hard to identify, especially since due to its sporadic nature, women often are reluctant to mention it to their doctor.
What Causes a Vibrating Sensation in the Pelvic Area?
Some of the potential causes of vibrating in or around the vagina are detailed below.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor dysfuntion describes a decrease in the control of the muscles in the pelvic floor area, leading to incontinence or pain, as well as muscle spasms.
When the pelvic floor muscles spasm, this can feel as though the area around the vagina is vibrating. These disorders of the pelvic floor can be caused by childbirth, menopause, straining, obesity and aging.
A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of one or a group of muscles and when these spasms occur, it can cause what feels like a vibration. Several factors might cause these spasms, including anxiety or stress, fatigue, or nutritional deficiencies, as well as reactions to caffeine and certain drugs.
Sitting for Extended Periods of Time
Your posture, while sitting, or the amount of time you spend sitting can cause or worsen vaginal vibrations, and spasms, due to the excessive pressure on the vaginal muscles.
Hormone changes, either due to the menopause or medication, can impact the bodies musculature, leading to vibrations and twitches in the vaginal area.
Excessive Caffeine Intake or Dehydration
Too much coffee (more than 400mg a day, according to the Mayo clinic) or not enough water can cause involuntary muscle cramps of spasms anywhere in the body, including the vagina.
Vaginismus is an uncommon condition that causes muscle contractions or spasms in the vagina area. This can happen at any time, such as when you are inserting a tampon, having sex or any other kind of penetration.
How to Stop Pelvic Floor Spasms
These vibrations are rarely painful, and as we mentioned above, they are usually benign and nothing sinister, however they can be distracting. Luckily, there are things we can do to reduce or even stop them happening.
Change Your Posture When Sitting
Reduce Stress Levels and Caffeine Intake
It is a good idea, not just for reducing vaginal vibrations, but generally, to reduce the amount of stress and caffeine as low as possible, and ensure your water intake is high enough.
Dehydration is bad news on every level, so get that water in! Also make sure you are getting enough sleep.
Do Your Kegels
Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. So a consistent routine of Kegels will help prevent spasms in this area and help to switch off those not-so-good vibrations!
Have a look at our 4 week programme and maybe consider incorporating Kegel weights into your daily routine.
If you are experiencing vaginal vibrations and are concerned, it's important to talk to a healthcare provider for an evaluation and proper diagnosis.
If you would like to learn more about how Kegels (pelvic floor exercises) can help you. We run our next 30 Day Pelvic Floor Challenge, to get you into a good habit. Starts Monday 5th June 2023.