When it is in a relaxed state not aroused , the walls of the vagina are collapsed against each other, flattened by the pressure of the surrounding organs and tissues within the pelvis. Around mid-cycle, when estrogen is highest, vaginal tissue become thicker and fuller 5. The vagina is also capable of absorbing some substances—such as medications, hormonal creams, or contraceptives—into the body.
Around mid-cycle, when estrogen is highest, vaginal tissue become thicker and fuller 5. As people age, the walls of the vagina of the vagina become more relaxed, and the diameter of the vagina becomes wider 1. During sexual excitement, the vagina expands by lengthening and widening in shape. This may result in discomfort during sex and increase the chances of vaginal irritation or infection 5.
Underneath the mucosal tissue are layers of smooth muscle tissue, collagen, and elastin fibers, which give the vagina both structure and ability to stretch. The vagina is also used for insertion, such as with a penis, fingers, female condoms, sex toys, tampons, or menstrual cups. Before and after the fertile window, the cervix is low and can be felt in the vagina, with a firm texture, and the hole in the center of the cervix is closed. Organs of the female reproductive system. How the vagina changes during sex The vagina can also undergo more rapid changes, such as during sexual activity.