The truth about the V-Tight Gel
Having been a licensed OB-GYN for over ten years, one of the most common problems or questions that patients often ask is how to tighten their vaginal walls and pelvic floor. The vagina is one of the most sensitive and fragile parts of the body, and one of the body parts that causes a lot of concern among many women (Jen Ashton., 2010). Naturally, after childbirth or several childbirths, or frequent sex in some cases, the vagina will gradually lose its elasticity (J. Clin Diagn Res., 2016).
The question of how to tighten up the vagina therefore becomes a common part of many consultations with the doctor. There are many solutions I would normally recommend, most of which involve a natural solution, like working out the pelvic muscles. However, a popular option for many women in the past few years has been the V-Tight Gel, which has been sold as a natural instant tightening solution.
The gel, described as magical by most websites, complete with pictures of smiling couples to sell the narrative, is sold not only as a tightening cream but also as a solution to such problems as difficulty getting aroused, difficulty reaching or experiencing multiple orgasms, difficulty stimulating the vaginal walls and a dissatisfied sex life.
It’s most important ingredients include the Manjakani extract, or the Oak Wood Gall (Wasim Ahmad., 2016). This is a product that was famous in Eastern medicine for a long time. It was used in such areas as Malaysia, India and China to treat vaginal laxity. Other ingredients included in the formula are hazel and other natural extracts. Arginine, citric acid and sodium PCA (Eiko Oshimura., 2007) are also part of the composition.
The truth about V-Tight Gel
At face value, it seems like the best thing to ever happen to women. It is said to work within a maximum of 10 minutes. As any medical expert will tell you, the first red flag is that only the positives are often mentioned. The old saying when a deal is too good, think twice has never been truer. After using it, instead of the miracle results, a few of my patients have complained about a lot of negative results.
First is the irritation, which is caused by the chemical ingredients therein. The Manjakani extract is an old solution, but these gels normally have more than that. Many have complained of difficulty when urinating, walking and even sitting.
Problems connected with V-Tight Gel
For many, and this is a problem with most solutions lauded as natural or related to eastern medicine, the biggest problem is an allergic reaction. Many women develop itchy rashes and redness. These are extremely uncomfortable and painful. Furthermore, the gel has been known to increase the risk of yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Anything placed on the vagina runs the risk of altering the pH and bacterial balance which keeps the vagina working at optimum (FPA., 2017). If any of these factors change, then one becomes more likely to develop bacterial and yeast infections.
Another common issue with the use of the V-tight gel is the fact that it often masks the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. The delayed treatment leads to the risk of more damage to the vagina. It is more often than not the instant savior that it is made out to be.