There is no limit to the lengths that some women are willing to go to achieve a ‘firmer grip’ during sex.
One option that they have turned to is consuming sunflower seeds.
In a video circulating since last week, a Chinese store , who was recorded selling a number of seeds, was asked by a woman: “So which one good for the vagina?”
There responded: “The sunflower seed and the linseed make the vagina … sing and clap La! La! Lala! La!,” to the women’s amusement.
Another store, otherwise known as the Herbsman, says consuming sunflower seeds helps to tighten the vagina.
“Its good for the women’s sex organ cause it clean them out and bring back the grip (tightness). Plus, it’s good for nerves, so they can perform better,” he explained.
But for it to achieve the result that most women desire, Andrea, who also sells herbs, says the seed should be combined with other products.
“I know it make’s you feel powerful cause me drink it and me feel powerful. (But) If you want it to work good, you should mix it with chia seed and Irish moss,” she said.
At $100 per bag, she said both men and women are demanding the sunflower seeds. Men with nerve problems use the seeds to perform better during sex.
“Right now what’s here will be finished soon, and tomorrow I’m going to restock,” she said.
But a popular gynecologist Dr Michael Abrahams said he hasn’t seen any convincing evidence that sunflower seeds help to tighten the vagina.
In order to achieve a tighter vagina, he encourages women to do kegel exercises, and in extreme cases where the vagina has been damaged, surgery may be required.
“That (kegel exercise) can make the muscle extremely strong if you are disciplined enough to do it, but many persons want a quick fix to tighten it,” Abrahams told THE WASHINGTON POST.
“Most of these drugs and things that they tell you about don’t really tighten it per say. What they do is to affect the dryness in the vagina or the texture of the wall of the vagina. To tighten the vagina, what you have to do is strengthen the vagina muscles and they don’t really do that,” he continued.
But Abrahams said that although some women are adamant that their vaginas need tightening, he believes nothing is wrong with most of them.
“Most of them don’t require surgical manipulation at all. For some of them, maybe their partners tell them stuff so they feel inadequate,” he said.