Vibrating Vagina? What You Need to Know

[Written by Website Blog Content Writer - Michelle Silcox]

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?

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.

Muscles Spasms

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.

Hormonal Changes

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

Practice good posture while sitting and make sure you are moving around often. Taking a break every 45 minutes is a good idea to relieve the pressure on you pelvic floor.

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.

30 day pelvic floor challenge


  • I’ve been experiencing this for a few days too. I am in HRT and have endo but also noticed I can’t hold my wee for long. Feeling pretty rubbish at the min with a sore knee and aching arm too maybe its an age thing. Been trying to get an appt with my GP to no avail.

  • Mine feels like it’s twitching!!! I’m so glad I found this article!

  • It cost me my last relationship , parter waking me up after I fell asleep complaining of the sound and vibrations. I would like to also mention I’ve had anterior spinal fusion from degenerating disc issues. Three tiers of hardware to stabilize the problem. Ashamed of all that I have affecting me , at no fault of my own. Better make sure you have a good partner mature enough who loves you. Or like me you’ll be booted from his bed. I feel like a freak.

    Gerielee Smith
  • I am glad I found this thread. It’s been 5 days for me. I put a call in to my Doctor and talked with the nurse, apparently she finds this strange and set me up for an appointment.

  • Ha, I like the comment from one person about their not knowing how to word their search for this. I wondered the exact same thing & was pleased to easily find this. I started thinking some creature was inside me (well, at edge of me ha), yet somehow caused no pain or discomfort other than random vibrations down there every now & then. I’ve noticed it happening to me for the last 4 days now & it began the day before I started my period. I’m kept telling myself it must be related to my period, yet I found it very weird it took 37 years to ever experience this feeling. The first time I felt it I literally thought I was sitting on my phone. Some comments here about people also having cysts &/or endometriosis kind of worried me, yet I do fall into many of the categories listed here that can cause this sensation. It is super strange! It reminds me of when getting an eye exam & you have to click the button when you see the squiggle on the screen. I picture that squiggle every time I feel this. I drink a lot of caffeine & sit far too much, so I’m hopeful those are my causes. Best of luck to us all that this odd feeling subsides! Haha, but to be too dirty here, but it could least be farther up where the sensation would give a little pleasure instead of this off invasive feeling! 😁


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