Question: Is it possible to have pelvic floor dysfunction while still a virgin?
Answer from Dr. Daniel Gruber, urogynecologist from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C., part of John Hopkins medicine.
It is absolutely possible. The muscles of the pelvic floor have nothing to do with whether someone has had sex in the past or not. The same is true if it’s been either a long or short time since sexual intercourse
We’re talking about a muscle spasm here, so think of it like a charley horse in the pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles are very difficult to stretch like would your calf or your arm, for example. Stretching the pelvic floor muscles is still very important, but it’s very difficult to do.
You can sometimes use your thumb inside the vagina to push on these muscles. They lay on the back side of the vagina and they’re often spasmed and very tight like that charley horse. To stretch them, sometimes we’ll use a dilator that you can help hold. You start off pushing gently, eventually putting increasing pressure on those muscles. It’s just like a muscle spasm that somebody gets anywhere in their body – you need to stretch it out.
So, the bottom line is yes, anyone can have pelvic floor dysfunction and difficult coordination. Having had sex in the past or not really has no bearing on it.