I'm Dry, Is My Vagina About To Die?

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By Sasha Johnson Conditions: Women's Vaginal Dryness Symptoms: dry vagina Age: 36 - 55

The urge for sex is contemplated by the actual body changes. A dry vagina has come to haunt her and stop her from enjoying her sexual life...

Case #: 
1885

Concern:

I wouldn't say I'm old by any means. If you asked me how old I really feel, I'd probably say about twenty-five. I just turned fifty, and I still have a strong sexual desire. Unfortunately, my body seems to have other plans. Is there any way to oil the old pipes up again, or am I doomed to suffer through vaginal dryness for the rest of my life?

Discussion:

I love being a woman. I truly would not have it any other way, but there are some parts that are included in the feminine package that I think we could all do without having to worry about. Vaginal dryness for instance...Who needs it!
 
Like The Deserts Miss The Rain
It's good to hear about women who still have that sexy desire running through their system. In all honesty, many women tend to lose that precious sex drive because of the fact that their bodies are just unable to produce the same amount of moisture as it was when they were in their twenties and thirties.
 
Symptoms such as vaginal dryness most commonly occur during menopause because of the intense hormonal fluctuations. Some women find it easier to understand their menopause by thinking of it, not as the last big change of their lives, but more like they are experiencing their periods for the first time. Only this time, things are happening in reverse.
 
Think about it, when you first had your period, your hormones were probably going crazy. You most likely experienced a lot of discharge before you menstruated as well. It was as if someone had finally turned the switch marked 'Estrogen' on in your life. Menopause is pretty much just the reverse cycling of hormones. Your estrogen levels were once at an all time high, and now they are experiencing their lowest point.

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Estrogen Is The Key
As testosterone is to men, estrogen is to women. Estrogen is what keeps the vagina in good health, and in tip-top shape. It's what maintains crucial things like elasticity and moisture. When a woman goes through menopause, her estrogen levels are at an all time low. They will eventually even out again, but what are we supposed to do in the mean time?
 
We Must Keep Moist
The best way to continue sexual relationships during the change is to get up on your lubrication game. (SEE: Lubricant Guide for Dryness Relief) When picking out the perfect lube for you, you will want to pay close attention to some key factors. Oil-based lubes might seem like the way to go for a vaginal dryness problem, but the reality of these types of lubes can actually be pretty tragic. A lubrication that is oil-based can actually do some significant damage to the skin that lines the anus and vaginal opening. Plus, they are very messy. The same goes for lubes that are silicone based, and you will have to keep reapplying, which calls for a lot of stopping in the middle of things.
 
The best lube for any woman, no matter why she is in need of lubrication assistance, is water-based. A lubrication that is water-based is the closest you can get to a woman's natural moisture. They are way less messy, and you won't have to continuously reapply.
 
The important thing to remember is that this too shall pass. And if you still have the desire to get your sexy on, you should definitely run with it. Do not let your vaginal dryness deter you.


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