What are Vaginal Mesh Implants? – The Things You Need to Know

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Vaginal mesh implants, sometimes known as sling implants, refer to the surgical devices used in providing medical treatment to cases of female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapsed. These implants are usually made from a type of plastic material known as synthetic polypropylene. The treatment is intended for repairing weakened or damaged tissue in the vagina wall.

Other fabrics used in making mesh implants include human tissue, polyester and absorbable synthetic materials. They are designed to provide support to the vaginal wall and internal organs.

The Evolution of the Concept

Vaginal mesh has evolved over the past 50 years from surgical mesh that was first used for abdominal hernias to the soft polypropylene mesh that is used today. Originally, it was approved by the FDA for stress urinary incontinence in 1996. Later in 2002, the first mesh kits were approved for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapsed.

Vaginal mesh that have been used in the past came in varying types and differed in certain factors such as pore size, filament type and material type. Now, it has been established that one of the most important physical properties of a mesh is to have a large pore size. This is because a large pore size allows macrophages, which are important for the immune system, to enter the mesh and decrease the chance of infection and allow tissue ingrowth.

Reasons For Using These Implants

vagina mesh implantThe mesh implants are created to help women who are suffering from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapsed (POP). Doctors would place the mesh through the abdomen or vagina in a surgical procedure. It is believed that this system of inserting the mesh through the woman’s privates is easier, quicker and less invasive.

Majority of women who would receive mesh implants as a medical treatment are more than the age of 50. This is because weak ligaments or connective tissue around the pelvic organs can be generally restored among younger women by performing pelvic floor exercises and doing changes in their lifestyle.

Usually, vaginal mesh implants are applicable to women who have gone through multiple childbirths. However, it can also happen to someone who’s had only one child but is probably overweight, has suffered from a tear and has never performed any exercises while being pregnant or after giving birth.

5 Types Of Mesh Implants

There are several types of mesh implants which all differ from the other depending on their purposes and how they are inserted.

1. Ventral mesh rectopexy

This type of implant is designed to release the rectum from the back of the bladder or vagina. It is usually fitted to the back part of the rectum in order to avoid prolapse.

2. TOT sling

This implant involves creating a “hammock” in the urethra that is made of fibrous tissue. Surgeons normally claim this type allows them to have the most control while performing the implant.

3. TVTO sling

Designed to prevent the perforation of the bladder, the TVTO sling is used by inserting it through the groin and then allowing it to sit under the urethra.

4. TVT sling

This type of sling is usually held in place by the body of the patient. The procedure involves inserting the sling with a plastic tape by making a cut in the vagina as well as a pair of incisions in the abdomen. It is placed to sit beneath the urethra.

5. Mini-sling

This type of implant is embedded using a metallic inserter. It is placed close to the mid-section of the urethra. Using an inserter is believed to lower the risk of accidental cutting while doing the procedure.

How Vaginal Mesh Implants Are Used For Treating Pelvic Floor Disorders:

Vaginal mesh implants, otherwise known as surgical or transvaginal mesh, are used for treating pelvic-floor issues among women. They are used to treat:

1. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)

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This condition among women is present when there is the unintentional loss of urine brought by an activity or a physical movement such as running, sneezing, coughing or heavy lifting which bring pressure or stress on the bladder. To relieve such pressure, a surgical mesh is implanted through the woman’s privates in order to provide support to the bladder neck or urethra. This procedure is known as mesh sling or midurethral sling procedure.

A woman’s lifetime risk of developing stress urinary incontinence is around 20 to 40 percent.

2. Pelvic organ prolapsed (POP)

Pelvic organs in women have the tendency to prolapse or slip out of place as a result of losing support from weakened muscles and ligaments. In order to treat this condition, surgical mesh is implanted to provide reinforcement to the weakened wall. The procedure can be performed through the vagina (transvaginal) or the abdomen (transabdominal).

A woman’s lifetime risk of developing a prolapse in the pelvic organ is about 30 to 50 percent.

7 Benefits of Vaginal Mesh:

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The following are some of the perceived benefits of vaginal mesh:

  1. It is non-immunogenic.
  2. It is non-carcinogenic.
  3. It is easily available.
  4. It is mechanically strong.
  5. It is pliable.
  6. It is resistant to infection and shrinkage.
  7. It avoids invasive graft harvest for quicker surgery and recovery.

Different Complications Involving Vaginal Mesh:

Just like any other surgical procedures, a vaginal mesh implant has certain risks and complications. The most common ones are infections and extrusions. Other complications that have been recorded include:

  1. erosion to the urethra and bladder
  2. urinary retention
  3. sexual dysfunction which can go from very severe to mild
  4. GI – bowel injury
  5. vascular
  6. neurologic
  7. UTI, fever
  8. new onset of urinary frequency or urgency
  9. fistula
  10. immunologic reactions to mesh
  11. mortality

Alternative Surgical Options In Place Of Vaginal Mesh Implant Procedure:

surgeryThere are a number of alternative surgical options to mesh repair. For treating stress incontinence, some of the options include injectible therapy, bladder neck suspensions, and autologous fascia slings. For the treatment of POP, certain options such as robotic sacrocolpopexy, abdominal sacrocolpopexy and anterior colporraphy can be employed.

50% of Men Fail to Identify the Vagina a Popular UK Study Reveals

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One amazing thing about the internet is that it gives us access to the world’s knowledge right at our fingertips.

Imagine reading about historical events from billions of years ago or NASA’s recent discoveries about the outer space. All of this information is available to us in an instant which is just amazing and mind-blowing.

However, one recent study showed shocking results. Even though we are living in the Information Age, some familiar and seemingly simple things are still a mystery to others.

As it turns out, 50 percent of men could not identify a vagina in an anatomical diagram. As ludicrous as it may sound, it is true.

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The Eve Appeal, a charity organization based in the UK, surveyed 2000 adults and it revealed that 50 percent of the men were not able to point out where the vagina is, in an anatomical diagram.

There is a limitless number of sex-advice out there ranging from blogs to books to videos to how-to’s and yet, men are still not able to successfully identify where a lady’s cherry is.

If you’re ready to hear something more bizarre, a previous study by The Eve Appeal showed that half of a thousand women in the age range of 26 to 35 years old are not able to correctly identify where the vagina is.

Now, what is really going on here?

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The Eve Appeal conducted the survey to raise awareness for Gynecological Awareness month which happens every September.

A worrying rate of 17 percent or one in five men admitted that they know nothing about and are not planning to know more about gynecological health issues because “it is a female issue.”

On the other hand, women were quizzed about some signs and symptoms. Sadly, 19 percent said that they would not go to a doctor if they had abnormal vaginal bleeding. Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the key symptom of all gynecological cancers. Moreover, a large-42 percent of women ranging from 18 to 24 years old would not even seek professional help and just keep the situation to themselves.

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As reported in the Huffington Post, the survey said that only a fifth of the women is open in talking about gynecological health issues, including the signs and symptoms of the common gynecological cancers, among friends and family.

Their studies go to show that men are just as dumbfounded as men when it comes to locating the vag. The survey participants are presented with a diagram of a female’s reproductive organ, and their task is to identify its different parts.

The participants are not completely clueless about the placement of the vagina, of course they know it is down there between the legs, it is just that they are having a hard time identifying its different areas and its names. They are confused in the different structures in the pelvic region, a lesson which is discussed in a sex education and basic human biology class.

So, where is the ‘V’?

where is the vThe quickest and easiest (most pleasurable?) way to find the vaginal opening is by feeling it with your fingers. But, of course, this was not the method used by the researchers from The Eve Appeal. What they used was an anatomical diagram of the female reproductive organ in which participants had to identify the parts.

The vag is a muscular tube where the sexual intercourse happens, but most of the men thought that the vulva is the vagina proper. To be clear the vagina is inside a woman’s body. The part we can see outside our physique is called the ‘vulva.’

There are also what are called labia (or lips), which can be spread apart to see the vaginal opening. The outer labia are part of the vulva and can easily go by the name ‘vag cheeks’ because, well, they’re just like cheeks but down there in the nether region. The inner labia, on the other hand, are long and flappy. Inner labia may look different on each person, some stick out while some are hidden. Some inner labia are longer while others are shorter in size.

sand duneThen there’s the clitoris and clitoral hood. The clitoris is a little nub that can be seen at the top of the vulva when the inner and outer labia are spread apart. This tiny little nub has over 8000 nerve endings which makes it really, really, really sensitive. For most men, this is the go-to-part for an exciting foreplay as you can easily get your lady aroused by running a finger over it. The clitoral hood is a flap of skin which can slide back and forth. It is for the protection of the clitoris from irritation, as well as arousal when unnecessary.

The vaginal opening can be seen when the labia are apart. Contrary to popular belief, the vagina is ‘not always’ an open hole. It is a muscle that is actually ‘closed’ when the body is at rest. The vaginal walls touch except when there is something inside it such as a tampon, a finger, or whatever it is.

The Eve Appeal’s cause

anatomical viewEvery woman’s vagina actually looks different from another. It’s just like having different faces for every person. However, the structure of the vagina is a standard of the human anatomy.

The Eve Appeal organization aims to better educate the people on the anatomy of a woman’s reproductive organ for good reasons.

Being aware of the anatomy can help both men and women in detecting early signs of gynecological cancers. As The Eve Appeal’s executive chief, Athena Lamnisos, puts it, “This is not about having better sex. It’s about men helping women to look after their health. Gynae awareness and taboo-busting are all of our responsibility, men, and women alike.”

The lack of open discussion as well as awareness of gynecological health issues hinders access to early detection, prevention, and treatment which sadly leads to unnecessary suffering, and ultimately, death.

Is Soap Safe to Use on your Vagina?

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Among the many things that you need to know about your vagina is that it is not only complicated, but it is also a very delicate thing. This is why it is essential that you know how to take better care of it and that you have a good idea how to keep it clean and fresh and healthy at all times.

Many women are guilty of not paying it that much attention, and there are those that seem to be overdoing things too. Taking care of this part of the woman anatomy is very important as doing it wrong is only likely to cause such uncomfortable conditions as infections, thrush, and even UTIs.

There are many instances when one thinks that she is doing her lady parts a favor by doing something that she thinks is going to be beneficial to it. But there are also many instances when all of these good intentions are only likely causing it to be at risk of getting infected. A better idea of how to handle the feminine area is always important especially when it comes to cleaning it to ensure that it is not put in any risk.

It is pretty intuitive for people just to go ahead and scrub up when in the shower. But this should not be the same thing to do when it comes to handling the sensitive parts. A lot of women often get this wrong thinking that the more they scrub the area of the better. This is not the case. There are so many questions that one has to answer right where the genitals are concerned. Whether or not to use soap or whether one is doing too little cleaning or too much these are all valid concerns that need to be addressed if one were to make sure that she is taking care of those nether regions the right way.

Focus Only On The External Regions

The vulva, or the external part of the vagina, does need some tender loving care. But when it comes to its internal portion, the actual vagina itself, it is a pretty different story. This is because this part of the nether region pretty much takes care of itself. It has built-in mechanisms that make it easy for it to keep itself clean. It even has its healthy ecosystem. This is why there is no need for a woman to have to fuss over what s going on inside at all.

No Need For a Special Soap

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The vagina often has a pH level of 3.5 to about 4.5. However, when one opts to use hygiene products like soaps and body wash, it is likely to upset the pH balance since they tend to have a pH of 8. As a result, people can experience irritation, odor, as well as itchiness. If you do want to use soap in this part of the body, make sure that you go for the unscented ones. Sure, those with scents and flavors may seem to smell better, but really, you are not doing your private parts a favor if you do.

Fragrances and scents are possible irritants. If you want to use soap, then go

for unscented bar soaps as they tend to have lower alcohol content, just be mindful of itchiness and dryness as well as changes in your discharge as these are all signs that it is about time for you to shift to an even gentler soap.

Once a Day Cleaning Is Enough

While cleaning is very important, you would not want to overdo it too. Cleaning any less than once a day is going to cause you not to be able to get rid of all those sweat build-ups and other secretions. But if you are going to clean this part of your body anymore, it is not going to disrupt the delicate balance of good bacteria in the vaginal area. A suitable cleaning method would be to use a washcloth. Free-handing is an even better way of doing it as it prevents causing small tears in the area.

Avoid Douching

This does not have to do with cleaning the outside part of your nether regions. The external portion does need once a day cleaning. But douching has something to do with spraying water inside to get it flushed is a definite no. It is only going to mess up that balance inside and will just likely to cause you more problems than what you have anticipated.

Avoid Putting Things On It To Tighten It

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Many women have this penchant for inserting substances up there just for the sake of getting it to feel tighter. When it comes to sex, your sexual partner should appreciate your vagina the way it is. There is no need for you to have to change its shape or its looks or its elasticity for that matter. Besides, putting all these substances up there is only going to likely increase the chance of it getting irritated which would cause you even more severe problems than the displeasure of a sexual partner.

Dry It After Shower

Sure, you need to get out of the house fast, and you need to get those knickers on as soon as you can. But do take a little pause and make sure to spend time patting your lady parts dry first. You will need to make sure that all those moisture from the shower is dried correctly off otherwise you are only causing it to be a perfect breeding ground for infection and bacteria.

Avoid Using Cleaning Products If You Can

You will need to remember that this part of your body is built to be efficient at keeping itself clean. It does not require any help at all. It does not need homemade lubes, vegetables, herbs, perfumes and even soaps to keep it clean and fresh. Water is more than enough for the job. But if you ever feel the need to, make sure that you go for the proper soap and unscented ones to avoid unnecessary irritations.

What You Should Know About Vaginal Glittering

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Forget to put jade eggs and bags of herbs up your vaginal tract; there is a new trend that is being taken up by women around the world. And this new trend involves using a little of glitter during sex, inside of your vagina. You heard it right; there is a new sex trend in which women use primarily what are tiny sparkle bombs, and they stick it inside of their vaginal tract. This practice creates a very interesting crotch area that has got a flavor to it since the capsule not only contains glitter but some flavoring as well. A lot of people are a bit skeptical of this new trend and for many good reasons too. There is a lot of unknown factors, such as whether or not it is safe to put inside of your vagina. Medical experts are saying that there are some risks involved. So if you would like to know more about this trend then read on. You may conclude whether or not you should be bombing your vajayjay as well.

Glitter Bombing Your Vagina

This new trend is called a “vagina glitter bomb,” and it does exactly what it sounds like it should. The inside of your private parts is going to be covered in bits of shiny and sweet-smelling glitter. It is supposed to make your vagina prettier to look at. But at what cost? If you want to know how correctly this whole process works and what are the risks involved, you should read on.

How Does it Work?

The glitter that is used is packaged inside of this tiny capsule. Ideally, this pill should be placed just before engaging in any sexual activity. And when you orgasm, your contractions cause the tablet to break apart and release the glitter and other substances inside the vagina. At least that is what the company that is selling this product says. There are a lot of factors that could affect when the capsule will break apart. For example, there could be some people’s vaginas that have more fluids that could dissolve the pill much faster. And there are also some sex acts, which are more vigorous, which could break apart the capsule of sparkles even quicker. So it is not always the case that the glitter bomb will explode when you orgasms. And it is not yet the proven that these glitter capsules create a more intense orgasm.

Does it Cause Better Orgasms?

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One myth that is being passed around is that people experience “sparklier” orgasms when they use genital glitter. This is supposed because the glitter substance has some aphrodisiac. And another myth is that the tiny bits of glitter rub against a woman’s clitoris during sexual intercourse. However, all of those are myths. Glitter bombing your vagina does not make you have an orgasm that is more pleasurable. In fact, you could even say that it makes your orgasm a bit riskier. If all of those bits of glitter are rubbing against your clitoris and the rest of your crotch area, you can seriously get irritated. There are other ways that you can get safer and more pleasurable orgasms, such as using a lube that is explicitly made for good sex. If you have heard that some people have had better orgasms because they used glitter, you should take what they say with a massive grain of salt.

The capsule will supposedly dissolve during sex whenever you are using it. This will mean that when you orgasm the glitter capsule will “explode” and your orgasms will be more “colorful and flavored,” what that exactly means aside from the advertising language is unclear. But what is clear though is the absolute mess that is going to be in your vajayjay when you use these kinds of products. You may even want to warn your partner if you do use a genital glitter bomb. They may not appreciate the fact that you have got glitter on their crotch area as well.

Vagina Glittering Could Be Dangerous to Your Health

Many doctors warn against using any glitter bomb. These products are not medically approved or even regulated, so they may not be even safe to put inside of your body. There are also a lot of risks involved when you put inside any foreign object in your body. First of all, there is the risk of infection. Any unsterile material that is placed inside of your body could carry bacteria and other kinds of harmful microorganisms. So there is a very high likelihood that you will get some infection if you do use these glitter capsules within your vagina. You may even have some problem with other diseases since the bacterium that enters your vaginal tract could spread throughout your body.

Another minor problem that could happen is irritation within your vagina. The company that sells these products say that they are safe to use and will dissolve inside of your body. But not every person has the same shape. What could be okay for one lady may irritate your body? So you should be careful about what you stick inside there, since you may get a burning itching sensation if you just hold any capsule into your body.

You should be careful what you put inside of your body, just because something is trendy does not mean that you should follow it. Vaginal glittering is something that is pretty to look at, but it does not yield beautiful results at all. You could be putting yourself in harm’s way, by increasing the chances of your genital are becoming infected. And at the very least, you could cause your labia to become itchy and irritated. It is better to be safe than sorry, and try to keep your genitalia free from any foreign objects, including glitter of any kind. You should always trust the doctors when they say that you should be careful what you put up there!

Are You Getting Sore After Sex?

It is natural for women to want to have intercourse. However, stories are telling that even when they want that hurt-so-good feeling session in between the sheets, they find that it was painful long after the sexual contact was over.

So What is the Problem with this?

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Most of those in the know are aware that dryness of the vagina is what makes for very uncomfortable intercourse. However, it is also most common for discomfort after sex as well. Energetic or long sessions can create more friction when you are not lubed, which can result in soreness or irritation later. You should try going through a warm bath with unscented salts for the former; while applying a hydrocortisone cream around the opening of the vagina for the latter.

Getting that sufficient arousal will help prevent the pain or soreness after intercourse. Which means you have to extend the foreplay as this will produce more moisture down under, not to mention your vagina will become more elastic together with the growth of your excitement. When this happens, it will accommodate a vigorous position or a well-endowed partner. Don’t be afraid to utilize a lube, as well.

However, other factors contribute to vaginal dryness, such as medications like antihistamines or birth control pills. Hormonal changes can cause dehydration, too. In these cases, you will have to use natural lubricants that are highly recommended for your needs. If you also notice pain happens only after you use specific products for hygiene like those scented cleansers, spermicides or condoms – which are reported to cause irritation among women, discontinue use. If an aching pain is what you feel from deep within the pelvis, it is a sign of endometriosis, a fibroid or a cyst. If it is a pain that goes beyond 24 hours with bleeding after sex, odor or unusual discharge – it is time to seek help from a gynecologist.

Is there a Way to Enjoy Rough Sex?

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Studies show that women prefer to have rough sex, as this heightens up their excitement for it. However, what coarse means here can differ from one woman to another. There are those that go for bondage type of sexual activity, while others just seek a different position. Rough intercourse can also be the cause of soreness after the session, so it is highly recommended that you inform your partner as to what kind of sex that you want.

For example, the pain can be lessened, or it won’t occur at all when you do it with someone that you trust. Mostly it is with someone you are in a relationship with, or at least that you know very well. Aside from the safety issues, you will feel comfortable doing it with someone that you trust since you get to test out your fantasies and desires with this said person. It is best advised that you don’t do it with a stranger who does not know you or the limitations that you possess.

What are The Different Types of Vaginal Tightening Surgeries?

surgeryMost women experience anesthetic changes in their vaginal area after significant weight changes, childbirth, or due to aging. This leads to embarrassment when they wear pants and even loss of sensation during sexual intercourse. However, the good news is that various surgical procedures can be performed to treat these changes. The doctor may prescribe one or more of these methods depending on the woman’s condition and issues.

Here are the 7 types of virginal tightening surgeries that can be used to restore tightness and tone to the vaginal area.

1. Vaginoplasty

One of the primary reasons for a loose vagina is after childbirth especially when a woman delivers a giant baby or multiple children. This is due to the extra stretching of the cervix and its supporting tissues. Vaginoplasty is the medical procedure that is used to tighten a vagina that has become loose due to child birth or aging.

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2. Labiaplasty

Due to irritation when wearing tight pants, the Labia Minora or the inner lips of the vagina may bulge. This causes severe embarrassment when a woman is with her sexual partner. Some women may also develop this condition due to aging. Labiaplasty is the surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of an abnormally large Labia Minora.

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3. Perineoplasty

Many women experience weakness in their perineum after childbirth. The perineum is the region between the vaginal opening and the anus. This happens mostly when the muscles become damaged thus affecting the appearance and sensation of the perineum. Perineoplasty is the procedure that is used to strengthen the perineal muscles that have become weakened. Laser technique is typically used to improve the appearance and the size of the intimate area.

4. Vulvar Lipoplasty

When a woman has excess fat in the Mons Pubis, the hair-bearing area of the lower abdomen, it leads to a bulge when she wears pants. A woman with this condition may feel that she looks like a man and be embarrassed. Liposuction is the surgical procedure that is used to correct this situation by reducing the Mons Pubis.

5. Labia Majora Plasty

The Labia Majora or the outer lips of the vagina may become enlarged due to childbirth or weight gain. This causes a bulge in this region when a woman wears pants or swimsuits. This condition is usually corrected using suction lipectomy whereby the excess fat is sucked from under the skin.

6. Clitoridotomy

womanWhen a woman develops a thick skin over their clitoris, she may experience a decreased sexual sensitivity. Clitoridectomy is the surgical procedure that is used to reduce the size of the clitoral hood. In this method, the skin that is covering the clitoris is removed to increase sensitivity.

7. Hymenoplasty

Hymenoplasty is the procedure that is used to reconstruct a torn hymen making the patient look like a virgin again. The Hymen is the skin membrane that partially covers the entrance. This procedure is only used when a woman experiences discomfort in the genitalia or has difficulty during sexual intercourse. It should never be used to achieve the vaginas complete version.

Why Manjakani Extract is Important to V-Tight Gel

Nature sure does complement human lives in more ways than one. There is a daily interaction between man and environment. They are inseparable. The man has learned to survive the harshest conditions caused by acts of Nature. Inversely, man disturbs the law of nature.

Intimate Man to Nature Interaction

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Interestingly too the influence of nature on man or man’s dependence on nature is weighty even in the most intimate needs of man. Let us take a look at the Aleppo Oak Tree. This unassuming tree from Asia yields Manjakani or “oak galls” which are produced from larvae deposits of stinging wasps in particular. When stinging wasps pierce the leaves of the tree to deposit their larvae, there is an ensuing chemical imbalance forming round and ridged balls. This product would perhaps be the most stimulating produce of the Allepo Oak Tree.

Compelling Benefits

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Being an intelligent creature, man through several research studies on the health benefits of Manjakani. Aside from its original use of tanning leather and making black ink, the oak galls were found to be rich in Vitamin A and C.

Most of the benefits derived from Manjakani are for personal care and beauty wellness. They are used to strengthen the immune system of infants to possess better. It works best too for oral hygiene because of its antiseptic properties. It can be used to formulate mouthwash to fight cavities and tooth decay as well as cure mouth ulcers. Manjakani kills bacteria when used to clean cuts and wounds. It is drunk as a tea to be diabetes resistant.

Moving on, there are a whole lot of benefits to women. It is an active post-natal treatment to eliminate the nasty smell of the vagina of women after childbirth. The antioxidants present serve as a facial treatment to maintain a firm and smooth skin. It gives freshness and a striking youthful appearance to make them more appealing to men or their partners.

On the more serious aspect, Manjakani can prevent breast and cervix cancer due again to the rich anti-oxidant content in the oak galls. Breast sagging in women can be treated too with the regular application of the extract. One of the physical and sexy attributes men look for in women are firm and full breasts. Women should take good care of their breasts to keep their men eager.

The Main Factor

The most significant factor that ever came to be from the Manjakani extract is its use for vagina tightening. The looseness of a vagina dampens the sexual energy of men and their sexual performance. The V-Tight Gel came into the scene as the leading and safest of all natural vaginal tightening cream. There would be no need for any surgical procedures to tighten the vagina. Using V-Tight Gel is a beautiful and stimulating experience. Applying it to the walls of the vagina is easy which will translate to a harder and satisfying penetration experience for both sexual partners. Tight and hard are understatements.

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Female Discharge: What are They and What do They Mean?

woman-taking-photo-of-vaginaDischarge. It happens to every woman, but if you are anything like most women, some days you question whether or not your discharge is normal. We have got the scoop to give you an idea of what is normal and when it is time to call the gynecologist.

1. Clear Discharge

A clear discharge that is stringy, sort of like egg whites are completely normal. This often occurs at the beginning of the menstrual cycle and lasts for a week or two until you ovulate. This mucus-like discharge means it is your fertile time of the month. Nothing to worry about here!

2. White

A thicker, but not clumpy, milky white discharge is also standard. This occurs right before and after ovulation to help pull sperm into the uterus. It’s nothing to be concerned about, and every woman gets it. Even though most women clean their vaginas pretty thoroughly, it worries them that when their discharge is a little bit different and they tend to overdo the cleaning process that they usually do.

3. Clumpy and White

This type of discharge is often associated with yeast infections brought on by antibiotics or contact with warm and moist areas. These uncomfortable and itchy infections are easily treated over the counter, but if you have never had a yeast infection before you should probably call the gynecologist just to be sure.

colour wheel4. Streaked with blood

While this type of discharge may seem alarming, it is pretty standard. Discharge that is otherwise normal but streaked with blood is usually the result of spotting. This happens to a lot of women who are on the pill or other forms of hormonal birth control. If your discharge is not typical in different ways or this happens quite frequently, it might be a good idea to call the doctor and see what’s up.

5. Yellow

If your discharge is yellow and your vagina itches or hurts, it is probably time to ring the gynecologist and see what’s going on down under. It could be a pelvic infection or a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Now, if your discharge on your undergarments is yellow, but the discharge itself is standard then there is probably nothing to worry about so long as there is not any foul smell, itching or pain. When the air oxidizes regular discharge, it can often turn yellow on your underwear. That is nothing to be concerned about.

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6. Gray or Green

If your discharge is gray or green and has a foul odor – like fish- or it burns then, bacterial vaginosis is likely the culprit. This is easily treated with a round of antibiotics prescribed by your gynecologist.

7. Watery

girl laying on bedIf your discharge is watery, it’s probably due to herpes. This happens when the internal sores pop and mix with the regular discharge, essentially watering it down. Though, if you have herpes, you would likely know more than just your discharge. It can be pretty painful.

8. It is heavier than usual

Heavy discharge is often associated with birth control methods such as hormonal birth control pills or birth control pills. It’s usually nothing to worry about and quite reasonable. If it is excessive or is bothering you, it might be a good idea to consult with your doctor just to double check.

5 of The Biggest Myths About Vaginal Tightening

What are the biggest myths about vaginal tightening you’ve ever heard? You probably have listened to quite a number, and this is probably making you unsure or worried. This is perhaps stopping you from doing certain things like exercises, having a fear of giving birth to your next child, or always feeling your body to make sure it’s not too loose or anything like that. However, do you know that most of these myths aren’t true? Let’s take a look at the common ones.

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1. The Vagina Becomes Loose Over Time

Everyone knows that the vagina becomes loose over the years, right? Well, do you know that the vagina never gets loose but remains the same throughout life? What is affected is the pelvic floor muscle which surrounds the vagina and vaginal walls. These muscles control the opening and closing of the vagina. During arousal, the muscles relax and become more flexible and tighten upon reaching orgasm. Vagina tightening targets the pelvic floor muscles and not the vaginal itself.

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2. Lots of Sex Loosens your Vagina

The prevailing notion is that lots of sex will eventually wear-down your vagina. This is why many people say that a woman with a loose vagina has seen lots of action. But the truth is too much sex doesn’t make the vagina any looser. This particular organ consists of specific elastic muscles that surround it and will relax and allow the vagina to widen when aroused. However, after the excitement is over they return to their original position just like an elastic band or rubber.

3. The Hymen Grows back During Vaginal Tightening

Vaginal tightening is about making the hymen grow back, isn’t it? Truth is it has nothing to do with the hymen. The hymen is a particular type of membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. However, once it raptures it can never grow back even if a woman never participates in the penetrative sexual activity.

4. Giving Birth Makes your Vagina Loose

Giving birth permanently does not make your vagina loose. The vagina is supported and surrounded by very elastic muscles that can stretch to allow the baby to pass through. Therefore, they will return to their original position gradually. The only bit of truth in this myth is that continuously giving birth to four of more kids(every year) may make your vagina a bit loose. For more information go here.

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5. The Tighter the Vagina the Better

People prefer the tightest vagina. Nothing can be more wrong that this myth. When it’s too tight, the vagina doesn’t relax comfortably, and lubrication becomes a problem. The woman, as well as her partner, may experience discomfort or pain because of the small opening and the overly dry surrounding. The truth is, the right vagina is neither too tight or too loose.

Though common, the above myths are just not right. This may come as a relief to you especially if you have been holding back on specific activities, in fact, many women lose their self-esteem and confidence thinking that their partner was finding their spot too large and not so pleasurable. This is why you can use vaginal tightening products. All-in-all, you should ensure the said products are efficient, safe and verified.

How to Improve Your Stamina in Bed

menandwomenWhile all-night sex is unrealistic and honestly just a tad tiring, it cannot hurt to last a little longer than usual in bed. The average for most couples is 3 to 5 minutes but most women report a desire to have sex last for 10 to 15 minutes. Here are a few things ladies can do to stretch the clock in bed.  Go here to see some other tips for ladies when dealing with sexual activity.

1. Stretch out the foreplay

Take control of the foreplay and make it last longer. The longer (up to a certain point) and more intensive the foreplay the more satisfying the sex will be. Instead of rushing through things, let the foreplay run for as long as reasonably possible.

Here, you might have to be a bit creative with ideas. You can use things like food, sex toys, and music to start heating things up. The most important thing is to find foreplay ideas that turn the both of you up; essentially finding your fetishes.

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During foreplay, start out small with something as simple as music, cuddling or dancing. Keep building up the intensity with things like oral sex. Keep increasing the tempo until you can stand it no longer. At that point, it will be easier for you to orgasm.

2. Switch among different positions

Some positions tend to drive men towards orgasm more quickly than others. Your secret to keeping things going for longer is not to let the tempo build up too much in one position. As soon as you feel him getting close, switch up to another location. The change helps him last longer and also makes things more interesting.

The good idea is to determine his best position; the one that drives him crazy. Start out with other areas and as you both get closer to orgasm, finish off in his favorite place.

3. Prepare the right food

Certain foods are known for their ability to increase stamina. The next time you go grocery shopping, include the following in your shopping list.

  • Ginger – it helps increase blood flow thus increasing stamina and performance for both of you.
  • Spinach – this super nutritious food does more wonders than you would expect. It is high in arginine, a component that fuels and maintains erections for longer.
  • Garlic – it helps prevent the formation of fatty deposits in arteries, which helps maintain a healthy blood flow to the penis. This is essential in preserving stamina in bed.
  • Other good foods that help increase stamina include oats, pomegranates, salmon, and nuts.

4. Try Kegels together

Kegels are not just for women; they can also help improve pelvic muscle strength for men. With stronger pelvic muscles, men can maintain the erection for longer. Invite him to your daily personal session of Kegel exercise. It will be more fun together and will benefit both of you in bed.

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5. Workout together

Exercise is essential in sexual stamina. It increases blood flow, improves endurance and boosts overall health. Go for a jog every morning or sign up at the gym and make a workout date every day with him. Not only will his stamina increase, but you will also both find yourselves with more energy for sex.