Jump to What it means to have a 'tight' vagina - Kegel exercises. Pick a position for your exercises. Most people prefer lying on their back for Kegels. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles. Hold the contraction for 5 seconds, relaxing for another 5 seconds. Repeat this step at least 5 times in a row. The vast majority of women want to make their vagina tighter for a variety of reasons. But, how does it really work? Some want more enjoyable penetrative sex.