Very few people can get tongues wagging quite like dancer and reality TV star Zodwa Wabantu. The controversial starlet recently posted a video of herself getting vaginal tightening done at a doctor’s office

This jaw-dropping video is one in a series of shocking videos she has been making and posting from the offices of Herrwood medical centre in Umhlanga where she seems to be getting all her cosmetic procedures done including lightening her inner thighs.

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Zodwa is not alone

Zodwa Wabantu is not the only woman concerned about the tightness of her vagina. The growing number of creams, pills and toys that make the promise of ‘virgin-like tightness’ attests to the growing number of women looking to rejuvenate their nether regions.

In a report, University of Utah urologist Dr Jo Hill says the reason behind wanting vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening is one of the most important things a woman should consider before seeking out the procedure, pill, creams or gadgets.

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“It’s important that the patient is inquiring about these procedures for herself, and not because of the wishes of a partner or pressure from society,” she says.

How exactly does it work?

There are various procedures and products one could use for vaginal rejuvenation. While other products may be cheaper, surgical intervention offers the promise of instant tightening without the hazard of constant and sometimes secret maintenance.

According to Web MD, a vaginoplasty, which falls under a range of procedures called vaginal rejuvenation, is aimed at reversing the impact of age and possibly childbirth on your vagina.

A vaginoplasty manually tightens the walls of the vagina through surgery or by laser strengthening and toning them. Although the effects of the procedure can be felt immediately after recovery (which varies depending on your procedure) no anti-ageing or rejuvenating result can ever be permanent as it will naturally be undone by time.

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Is there another way?

Not everyone is willing to undergo a medical procedure to rejuvenate their vagina, however there are exercises and gadgets one can use to gradually strengthen and tighten their vaginal muscles as they would any other muscle in the body.

Pelvic tilt and squats have been said to not only tone your glutes visibly but also your internal muscles including your pelvic floor and vaginal muscles. More direct exercises like weighted Kegels or using Ben-wa balls to offer resistance while you do your Kegels can be an option worth exploring with reduced risk and a natural maintenance routine.

While some creams and pills claim to tighten the vagina, many of them are not medically proven and could pose a health risk without proper medical clearance from your doctor as well as increase risk of infection in those very delicate of areas.

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