Causes of Vaginal Dryness & How To Treat It

By January 16, 2017 For Her, Sexual health

If you are like many women I work with and you suffer from vaginal dryness, you’re not alone!

Many women in their early 30’s that are not mothers, menopausal, or dealing with medical conditions, are confused and embarrassed about vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness can be caused by hormonal changes, irritants to delicate tissues, anxiety, and more. It’s so common that each and every one of us will deal with it at some point in our lives.

Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed. There are a lot of options on how to improve vaginal dryness and products you can use to improve your sexual health – inside and out!

Why Do We Experience Vaginal Dryness?

There is variation in a woman’s natural lubrication depending on where she is in her monthly cycle and whether she is taking synthetic hormones or certain medications.

Peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women will experience vaginal dryness and sensitivity to touch due to the loss of estrogen in the body.

Women that are post-partum and breastfeeding will also experience changes as hormone levels rise and fall.

It is important for women that are peri-menopausal and post-menopausal, post-partum, breastfeeding, or going through cancer treatments to know that vaginal dryness is going to happen and there are many ways to address it so you don’t have to suffer in silence.

Did you know that common allergy and cold medications and birth control pills might cause a reduction in vaginal lubrication? If you notice any changes after taking these medications, be sure and consult with your doctor and know your options for treating vaginal dryness.

Vaginal dryness doesn’t just affect you; it affects your relationship with a partner. Women with vaginal dryness may avoid sexual activity, especially intercourse, because it is painful and uncomfortable. Talk to your partner and get the support and resources your need for better sex together.

Fortunately, there are nearly as many options for dry vagina relief as there are causes. Here’s how to keep a lack of vaginal lubrication from causing painful sex.

Vaginal dryness is not a problem; it’s a reality – so let’s work together to find a solution.

One of the options I often recommend to my clients is using lubrication. No matter who you are, or where you are in your life, lubrication is always important to help improve vaginal dryness and can be the best solution to this common concern we share as women.

Lubrication is a great accessory to bring into the bedroom because it is easy to use and can ease any worry about “getting wet enough.” Couples can incorporate lubrication in a way that is sensual and intimate by applying it for a partner.

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I recommend using pjur med intimate personal lubricants at every stage of your life, especially when you need that little bit of extra vaginal moisture.

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Learn more about common conditions that affect vaginal dryness and the range of products available to deal with them.