Tabuu Wrap-up: Vaginal dryness can happen for many different reasons, but there are many things to try. Get a good lube, talk with your doctor, or focus on increasing arousal.
During winter, we’re constantly dealing with dry skin, chapped lips, and it feels like our whole body is parched and rough. That’s why we take such good care of our skin during this time, or at least we should! Regularly applying lotion is key. But what about the most sensitive, delicate tissues on our body?
We’re All Very Different
When people talk about menopause, they never fail to talk about how dry our vaginas get. They make it sound like we’ve got a desert going on down there. However, that’s not always the case for all women. What’s true is that there comes a time when women don’t get as wet as they used to. This could be an effect of menopause, but it could also be you’re simply not as aroused as you need to be for lubrication to occur.
Many different things vary from woman to woman, and vaginal lubrication is not an exception. Some of us get wetter than others and some of us retain lubrication a lot more after menopause than others. But just like there are ways to help you deal with dry skin, there are also ways to deal with natural lubrication.
Vaginal Dryness Can Be Caused By Many Different Factors
The North American Menopause Society claims that the reduction in estrogen production, which occurs during perimenopause, can affect women’s sexual function in different ways, including vaginal dryness.
According to some reports, 40 percent to 55 percent of women going through post-menopause suffer from vaginal dryness. However, there’s no way to verify if these figures are real. Vaginal dryness can be caused by many different factors, such as:
- According to sexual experts, dehydration as well as antihistamines can contribute directly to vaginal dryness.
- Another common factor is a lack of arousal during sex. When we’re really aroused, our blood flow in genital areas increases. This will produce natural lubrication. But if you’re not aroused, you won’t be able to enjoy that lubrication.
- Last but not least, menopause is another common factor.
How to Deal With Vaginal Dryness
If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness, don’t worry. There’s a solution for most cases. Here are a few of them:
1. Use Lube, a Lot and Often
Regardless of how wet you naturally get, you should be using lube during intercourse and also when you’re playing with yourself or using sex toys. You should use lube often and as much of it as you need.
The female genitals have very delicate tissues and they can get irritated very easily from friction. Imagine getting a massage without any massage oil. Your skin would get irritated very quickly.
When you use lube to make sure everything can glide in and out smoothly, everything will feel a thousand times more comfortable and pleasurable. If you’re not sure, try using lube when you’re playing on your own first. Then, once you’re certain of its benefits, you can use it when you’re with your partner.
2. Make an Appointment With Your Doctor
Mild vaginal dryness is something that can be easily solved by using a high-quality lube during your sexual activities. But if you use lube and sex is still uncomfortable or even painful due to dryness, you need to talk with your doctor. Some women will need something stronger, such as a vaginal moisturizer, which is inserted. There are also extreme cases of vaginal dryness where a little estrogen therapy is the only thing that can make things better.
3. Keep Yourself Sexually Active
If you want your vagina to be in good shape, regular sexual arousal is a must, so you want to continue being sexually active. You don’t need partnered sex to continue having a good time. You can have as much fun as your own.
Female arousal is a lot different than male arousal because it’s not as visual. However, the same thing occurs. Just as the penis becomes enlarged, your clitoris becomes enlarged as well as other tissues when you become aroused. When your labia becomes plump, your skin blushes, and your vagina changes in the face of desire.
Sexual stimulation on a regular basis is not the only thing that can help. Kegel exercises can also make a huge difference because it will strengthen and tone the muscles on the pelvic floor and will increase blood flow to the vagina. This is essential because it keeps tissues supple and moist, which prevents the vaginal walls from tearing or thinning. Not to mention it will also help you have better orgasms.
4. Give Yourself Time
The last thing you want to do is rush through your sexual arousal. You also don’t want to rush into sex. It’s very important you take your time, whether you’re playing on your own or sharing the bed with someone else. Sexual arousal will depend on the stimulation you receive, so don’t neglect your foreplay! Allow your partner to create anticipation with kisses, caresses, and teasing. In other words, have fun and explore your pleasure.
Enjoy the Wetness
If you get anything out of today’s article, I hope it’s the desire to find the perfect lube for you. In most cases, that’s all it takes. The issue with this is that there are too many lubricant options available on the market, so it can be overwhelming to find one that works.
You also need to keep in mind that some lubricants may cause irritation, so you won’t find the right one for you right off the bat. The most intelligent thing is to purchase a variety pack, which is widely available, and try different ones until you hit the jackpot. You also need to choose the right lubricant for your purposes.
For example, not all lubricants will work with all kinds of sex toys. So, if you plan on using your lube with your toys, consider the material of your toy. Some lubricants also provide different additional sensations. In short, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to lubes but finding the right one is well worth the effort. Trust us!