dryness during intercourse
Vaginal dryness is a symptom that many women experience. Unfortunately
this is most noticeable during intercourse, causing mild to severe
discomfort. Dryness can occur as early as age 18 but certainly is most
common for those women who have reached menopause.
There are many other causes of vaginal dryness that
also exist. These include certain medications (some
antibiotics, anti-depressants, infertility drugs),
stress, diet, tampon use or condom use,
pre/post-partum time, and excessive exercise.
One of the most common factors resulting in vaginal dryness is low
estrogen production. Again, poor estrogen production is most often related
to menopause. However, low estrogen levels are also found immediately
before and after your period. Consider if there is a particular time when
the dryness is more prominent.
The use of sex enhancement lubricants is generally the
first action to take to reduce this dryness. Water-based lubricants, such
are safe for use with condoms, while the oil-based ones are not.
Silicone-based lubricants are also condom-safe and last longer than
water-based types. Try
Both types are available in edible form, suitable for oral
Secondly, It would be advisable for you and your physician
to look at the whole picture though: your diet, exercise pattern, other
symptoms you may be experiencing (hot flashes? mood swings?
sleeplessness?), any medications you are on, etc. There are prescription
estrogen creams that are available for your use which may solve this
problem. Also, oral estrogen replacement may be indicated. You will need
to consult your doctor regarding use of these prescription medications.
There are certain natural,
non-prescription, products that could solve your
problems. Some are taken internally and some are for
Provestra is a herbal nutritional
Vigorelle for Women
is for external application.
I recommend you try these first, before you go for
prescription medication, which always carries the
possibilities of side effects.
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