What Is Vaginal Numbness And Its Causes

Do you suffer from numb and tingly feeling in vagina or if you are unable to climax you are suffering from vaginal numbness. Read our article to figure out how the causes of vaginal numbness. What Is Vaginal Numbness And Its Causes

What Is Vaginal Numbness?

Vaginal numbness is absence of sensation in vagina. Vagina becomes less sensitive. It is not very common. Temporary numbness of vagina may happen but do not persists for long. 

Before you learn the common causes that leads to vaginal numbness it is important for you to know that most of the vagina are not too sensitive. It is the vulva that is more reactive. Vaginal Numbness

Temporary vaginal numbness is not a cause of concern. Mostly it happens after sex due to lack of over stimulation of nerve. However, if you do not feel anything during the sexual activity it is a serious issue that requires clinical treatment.

Common Causes Of Vaginal Numbness

5 common causes of vaginal numbness are as follow:

1. Menopause

One of the biggest reason for the vagina to lose its sensation is menopause. During menopause, the level of oestrogen drops significantly. Oestrogen is the hormone that keeps vagina lubricated and vaginal tissues supple. Due to the lack of oestrogen hormone the vaginal walls become dry and thin. This also affects vaginal sensations.


2. Age

As woman age the sexual pleasure decreases. Sex is not pleasurable for her as it used to be 10 years ago. The best you can do is to accept the changes in your body with time.

3. Issues With Pelvic Floor Tissue

Due to heavy lifting that puts immense pressure on the pelvic floor tissue there may be contraction. Due to the contraction, the blood flow reduces and there is hardly any sensation.

4. Trauma 

Sexual trauma or trauma during delivery causes loss of sensation. Also, in few female trauma causes increase in the level of cortisone that alters the flow of blood ultimately leading to the loss of sensation.

5. Stress

Stress alters the level of cortisol and oestrogen hormone that reduces the blood flow to the pelvic floor muscles and affects vaginal sensitivity. Reduce Your Stress Level

Premature penetration and certain distressing experiences such as painful childbirth, miscarriage and relationships that wound emotionally also have impact on vaginal sensitivity.Common Causes Of Vaginal Numbness

Other Related Symptoms With Numbness Of Vagina

If vaginal numbness occurs along with other symptoms better consult your doctor. Vaginal number may be a sign of neurological issue or in some cases herniated disc. In both the cases along with vaginal insensitivity, there is inconsistent bowel movement, urination and difficulty in walking.

In some cases, this condition may be associated with certain autoimmune diseases such as herpetic outbreak or lupus. If it is herpes, there will be itching, pain and sores. vagina itching

Vaginal numbness may be a sign of diabetes as high blood sugar cause neuropathy and results in numbness and tingling in different body parts. However, this is quite uncommon.

Some studies also says that numbness in vagina may be caused due to substance misuse or obesity.

If in addition to vaginal numbness you experience back pain, leg weakness, thigh numbness, buttock pain and difficulty in passing urine or stool consult your healthcare provider.

How To Manage Numbness Of Vagina

In most of the cases, the numbness of vagina is temporary. Vagina is a muscle. If numbness is temporary a simple massage increases blood flow, releases tension and re-sensitizes it. If you are stressed try yoga, breathing exercises and meditation to relieve stress.



Persistent vaginal numbness is never normal. If it is happening to you and interfering with your ability to enjoy sex, better consult your doctor so that a treatment plan can be discussed.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.