Once in a lifetime of every women they experience with attempts at intercourse, vaginal dryness which may cause sexual discomfort, sensations of burning, tightness, pain or inability to penetrate
It’s important to note that there’s a difference between arousal and desire. Arousal, which causes lubrication, is physiological and the desire to have sex is psychological.
Normally, the walls of the vagina stay lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid. The hormone estrogen helps maintain that fluid and keeps the lining of the vagina healthy, thick, and elastic.
Once in a lifetime of every woman they experience with attempts at intercourse, vaginal dryness which may cause sexual discomfort, sensations of burning, tightness, pain or inability to penetrate known as Dyspareunia(painful sexual intercourse due to medical or psychological causes) but for some women is almost a never ending experience.
Read on for these signs of vaginal dryness and potential treatments.
What causes dryness?
Reduced estrogen levels
Signs and symptoms:
Itching or stinging around the vaginal opening
Pain with intercourse
Light bleeding with intercourse
Increased urinary frequency or urgency
Recurrent urinary tract infections
Involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles
Avoid these Products:
Vinegar, yogurt or other douches
Antibacterial or fragrant soaps
Bubble baths or bath oils
Scented or perfumed products
Flavored lubricants are not generally recommended because they can cause a yeast infection.
Oil-based lubricants are not meant for vagina use
What you can do?
Pay attention to your sexual needs: Occasional vaginal dryness during intercourse may mean that you aren’t sufficiently aroused. Make time for foreplay and allow your body to become adequately aroused and lubricated. Communicate with your beloved about your sexual needs and what turns you on.
Having intercourse regularly can also help promote better vaginal lubrication.
Listen to your body: vaginal dryness may be an indication that something is going on with your body and you need to go to the physician.
Boost your water intake: Drinking at least ten 8-oz glasses of water a day may help to relieve vaginal dryness.
Follow a hormone-balancing diet: Your body needs the right nutritional support to make and balance your hormones.