Vaginal Farts-More Embarrassing Than A Problem

I often see several patients a year who have concerns about excessive vaginal wind. Sexual intimacy causes air to move in and out of the vagina and the air or vaginal wind is expected after these activities. However, some women describe the passage of loud air from their vagina at other times, and it is this random passage of air that is typically reported as distressing. During movement or coughing the air in the vagina is forced downwards. If the muscles at the vaginal opening part slightly to allow some air to escape, a noise may result often referred to as vaginal farts. The medical name is quaffing.

Vaginal farts are much more common than you may think. It’s just that people are too afraid to talk about it. It can happen with exercise, sex, and with sudden movements like getting out of a chair. First of all, it’s nothing to worry about. It’s just embarrassing. Vaginal farts are usually odorless.

To get rid of them, performing exercises like squats or Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic muscles and help keep the vaginal walls from expanding.

Bottom Line: Vaginal farts are a common but benign condition and no treatment is required. Just explain to your partner it is your vagina applauding the performance!

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