|Dilation and Water - Mortal Enemies?
||[Oct. 23rd, 2008|03:16 pm]
Male to Female, however you choose to say it
I've noticed in the past that if I get water in my vagina (say, for example, I stick a finger up there in the bath), any subsequent dilation is harder for a short while. The water seems to *increase* friction and tighten things up in there, and I guess it probably washes the lube off too (I use aquagel which is water based).|
Yesterday afternoon, I went swimming and did a thousand metres, breast stroke. Yesterday evening I dilated, and had the hardest time getting the stent in that I've had for ages. I had to really shove it, which was a little painful, despite relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. Everything was just so incredibly tight and tense up there.
Anyone else get anything similar?
I would have to disagree with you actually since my vag is not let us say mine from the beginning so I am in the same situation as a lot of people here and I don't have a problem. I talked to my gyno about it when I was last in for my yearly exam and she saw no reason why my vag would be any different - and she certainly saw no difference between my vag and a natal girl (she only knows as my stupid GP told her). I have had no problems with cleanliness or other things in vag. I never wash inside my vag, if I happen to use lube for sex or anything I just wash around my vag and wear a pad after.
well good luck with it,
2008-10-24 05:56 pm (UTC)
The main, and should be obvious to any qualified doctor, is that the transvag is comprised entirely of skin, so is essentially exterior to the body. The internals of a cisminge consist of assorted membranes, allowing, among other things, the body to have a proper immune response to the contents.
If your vag is in balance, then that's great, but transvag is more susceptible to being unbalanced, and less likely to restore itself, so requires a little more care.
I was under the impression that after a extended period of time the "trans" vag takes on the properties of a natal one. and actually my gyno, could not feel any difference when she did my pelvic exam. sure less then a few years after surgery i would have to agree with you the vag is skin, but after a few years that skin adapts to it's new home, otherwise how to explain lubrication in the "trans" vag? or other natal properties the vag takes on after a while? Certainly the skin which was used to make the vag did not have those properties before. anyways, it would interesting if someone studied this issue, I have only my own experience and some stuff I have read on the subject.
30-odd years along, wholeheartedly concur as to the covergence of properties, internally. lubrication has never been a problem, and the flora are dealt with simply by transplanting back and forth with my delightful cis-woman partner. works for us, anyway.