Vaginal flatulence: Here's why women experience this, remedies

Vaginal flatulence is a normal occurrence and is not a cause for concern. However, if it causes discomfort or embarrassment, then a remedy is needed.


Vaginal farts, also known as vaginal flatulence or queef, are just involuntary bodily movements brought on by trapped air inside your vagina. It is merely air from outside the body that enters the vagina, not waste gas as you produce from your rectum as a result of the digestion process.

It is a natural occurrence where trapped air is expelled from the vagina, especially during physical activity or sexual intercourse.

While it is not a cause for a medical concern, some people may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about it. Here you’ll find tips on how to manage and reduce queefing.

Causes of vaginal farts

  • Sexual activity or inserting objects into the vagina

During intercourse or when an object like a sex toy is inserted into the vagina, air may become trapped and be expelled during movement.

  • Stretching or exercise

Air may become trapped in the vagina during any physical activity that involves stretching or movement of the pelvic muscles, which will then be released with further movement. When compared to other forms of exercise, yoga has been found to increase the likelihood of vaginal farts.

  • Pregnancy

Although the reason for vaginal farts during pregnancy is unknown, women may experience an increase in queefs, especially after giving birth when the pelvic floor muscles may be weaker.

  • Using a tampon or menstrual cup

Certain feminine hygiene products, such as tampons, diaphragms, and menstrual cups, when inserted, can also force air into the vagina, which can cause queefing. You might hear an unpleasant sound when removing the product that sounds somewhat like flatulence.

What to do

  • Pay attention to your bowel movements

Soft stools and good bowel movement techniques can help reduce pressure in the pelvic area, which may contribute to vaginal flatulence.

  • Practice Kegels

You can strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor by incorporating kegel exercises into your everyday regimen. This is the best method to reduce the amount of queefing that occurs.

  • Learn about your pelvic floor

Understanding the muscles in the pelvic area and how they interact with other parts of the body can help you manage and reduce queefing. Pelvic floor exercises, breathing techniques, and pressure management can be useful in strengthening and relaxing the pelvic muscles.

  • Consult a specialist

A specialist can assess the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and identify any tightness that may contribute to queefing.


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