Haven't been intimate with your partner for quite a while now? Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Gemma Datu-Fulgado answered questions girls are really asking for.
1. Does a Woman's private part shrink or tightens?
Women who are not experiencing menopause or women who have normal estrogen levels in their bodies typically do not experience shrinkage even after not being intimate with their partners for a long period of time. Likewise, no amount of penetration is going to make it looser.
2. Do the walls of the private part dry out and becomes thin?
If you are in the menopause stage and you have declining levels of estrogen, the lining thins, the folds smooth out, and the private part has less capacity to stretch. That, together with dryness (another common symptom of a drop in estrogen) can make sex difficult and sometimes painful.
3. Does the private part have a hard time getting wet and show indication of arousal? Will making love be painful once done again?
Most likely not, this is because the lubrication in the private part is one fascinating phenomenon. Lubrication occurs when there is a rich blood supply encircling the private area. The richness in blood supply, which again is brought about by estrogen, is responsible for the "wetness" during the act since it signals the Bartholin's gland to secrete fluid.
4. Will a dry spell give a woman awful mestrual cramps / PMS?
No. Menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus - a separate organ. The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped muscular organ which contracts throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle. Pain results if the uterus contracts too strongly, hence cutting off the supply of oxygen to the muscle tissue. Other causes of dysmenorrhea, the medical term for menstrual cramps, are endometriosis (a medical condition wherein cells in the lining of the uterus grow outside of it), uterine myomas or polyps (benign mass of the uterus), and infections. If you are having dysmenorrhea, visit your gynecologist.
5. What's the advantage in a dry spell?
One important health benefit of dry spells is that you are 100 percent protected from catching sexually transmitted infections (like HIV, HPV, and syphilis), and you have 0 percent chances of getting unwanted pregnancies.