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What causes vaginal dryness and how can lubes help?

What causes vaginal dryness and how can lubes help?

Painful intercourse makes less impact in sexual desire and discomfort due to lack of Lubrication. Many women may experience vaginal dryness because of so many factors such as hormonal changes, psychological issues etc. It is very common factor after age 50 or menopause. It can also occur at any age from a number of different causes such as chemicals in soaps and detergents. 

What makes vaginal dryness?

Reduction in oestrogen levels is one of the most common causes of vaginal dryness. It mainly occurs during menopause, perimenopause, child birth, breastfeeding, radiation or chemotherapy treatment for cancer, surgical removal of the ovaries.

Lack of enough foreplay before love-making can causes vaginal Dryness. If your partner has early ejaculation can also lead to vaginal dryness.

Medications: Cold medications and certain antidepressants containing asthma medications and antihistamines can contribute to reduction in dryness.

Allergic Products: Chemicals used in soaps, perfumes, dyes, and detergents can develop allergies to women resulting in Vaginal dryness.

Jitters: Anxiety is one of the vital factors and can make less impact in sexual desire and it leads to vaginal complications.

How to treat vaginal Dryness?

It is possible to treat vaginal dryness but it works temporarily. They are vaginal moisturizers and lubricants, vaginal oestrogen or pill called ospemifene.Among the two, Lubricants are widely used to relieve from vaginal dryness.

How can lubes help?

Buy lubricants for smooth sex can be obtained in local drug stores without prescription. It does not contain any side effect and have virtually no hormones. Lubricants are mainly designed to reduce friction and discomfort from dryness during sex. It comes with a different variety such as oil based lubricant, water based lubricants, silicone based lubricants etc. It is applied inside the lips of vulva or vagina or man’s membrane before having sex. It is not recommended to use oil based lubricants kind of petroleum jelly, baby oil or mineral oil may damage latex condom and even it leads to sexually transmitted infections. Water based lubes are more compatible with condoms and greatly contributing to safer form of sex and sexual pleasure.

Symptoms of vaginal Dryness

If you experience any burning, itching, douching, redness or discomfort in vaginal area, you just need to consult your doctor or gynaecologist. They will examine out other possible causes for your vaginal dryness by doing a test called Pap test.

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Modified on 25 Jun, 2020

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