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Vaginal Dryness During Intercourse


Vaginal 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 as Astroglide 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 Euros Bodyglide


Both types are available in edible form, suitable for oral foreplay.  

 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 external application.  Provestra  is a herbal nutritional supplement while 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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