What Causes a Vibrating Sensation in the Vagina?
The buzzing sensation in your genital area is due to nerve stimulation. There are two types of nerves that cause the buzzing sensation: vagus nerve and sympathetic nervous system (SNS).
Vagus Nerve – This type of nerve stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which helps you relax. When vagus nerve is stimulated, it creates a calming effect. If there is too much stimulation, then it can lead to anxiety or panic attacks. The SNS plays an important role in regulating our body temperature and blood pressure.
It controls the release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones play a major role in regulating our emotions and behavior.
Sympathetic Nervous System – This type of nerve stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which helps us fight or flight from danger. Sympathetic nerve stimulates the heart rate, breathing rate, sweat production, digestion and other bodily functions such as urination and menstruation.
Buzzing Sensation in the Genital Area Due to Vagus Nerve Stimulation
The vagus nerve runs from the brain stem throughout the body. If the vagus nerve is over stimulated, it can cause unusual sensations and muscle paralysis. The vagus nerve is responsible for stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. This helps you relax and slows down your “fight or flight” response.
If there is too much stimulation, it can cause panic attacks or anxiety. In severe cases, it can cause the fight or flight response to constantly be triggered.
The vagus nerve is stimulated by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS plays a significant role in the release of hormones that triggers different bodily reactions. The ANS has two sides, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system prepares your body for “fight or flight” by stimulating the heart rate, breathing rate, and releasing energy sources for quick action.
The parasympathetic nervous system does the opposite by calming down your body and resting your muscles.
The vagus nerve can be stimulated by different factors. These factors can cause a buzzing or vibrating sensation in your genital area due to the vagus nerve being over stimulated.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation – The Vagus Nerve and Parasympathetic Nervous System
Stimulation of the vagus nerve can be caused by different factors. Some of these factors stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS). The PSNS is partially regulated by breathing. By taking deep breaths, the PSNS is activated.
Normally, during breathing, air passes through the nose, larynx, and trachea into the lungs. After the air passes through the trachea it reaches the top of the lungs where the vibrating action of the topmost lungs begins. The vibrations are transferred to the bottom of the lungs by the process of bouncing. This bouncing action causes a vibration that is transmitted to other parts of the body, which includes the vagus nerve.
In most people, vagus nerve stimulation is triggered by emotional responses to stimuli. If you see a scary movie or get into an intense argument, then you are more likely to feel a “buzzing” or “vibrating” sensation throughout your body. Most people experience these sensations on their lips or in their head. This is because of higher concentrations of nerves in those areas.
However, due to the nature of vagus nerve stimulation, the sensations can be felt anywhere in the body.
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