Causes of Vaginal Dryness!
For those of us that suffer from Vaginal Dryness, sex can be quite uncomfortable sometimes even painful. Normally, the walls of the vagina stay lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid. The hormone estrogen helps maintain that fluid and keeps the lining of the vagina healthy, thick, and elastic. Prior to menopause, the vaginal lining appears plump, bright red, and moist. During menopause, the drop in estrogen levels reduces the amount of moisture available making the vaginal lining thinner and less elastic. This is called vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal Dryness Due to Estrogen Levels!
During menopause, estrogen production slows and then stops. When that happens, a number of changes — most of them unwelcome — happen in a woman’s body. Periods become irregular and then stop. You may have hot flashes, mood swings, a deeper voice, and an increase in facial hair, and a lack of sexual drive. You may also suffer from more frequent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, acne and memory loss. The lack of vaginal moisture can also have a huge impact on your sex life as it can cause itching, irritation and/or pain during intercourse.
Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can occur earlier or later in life. The menopause average age is 51 years old. Every woman is different, and there is no definitive way to predict when an individual woman will enter menopause. Also, women in the menopausal transition experience symptoms with varying degrees of severity. Not all perimenopausal and postmenopausal women will have the same symptoms or experience the same levels of severity. I have known women that had no problems, they just sailed straight through. But for most women that is not the case.
Best Lubricants For Vaginal Dryness!
There are a lot of Lubricants on the market. Water-based, silicone, hybrid, plant-based, natural/organic, flavored…the list goes on. So whatever your problem, or if you just want to have some added fun, there is a lube for that. So which is best for vaginal dryness? I recommend a silicone or coconut based lubricant as well as a moisturizer. If you use a waterbased lube I strongly recommend Wet Organic. It will not interfere with your body’s natural PH balance.
Benefits of a Silicone Lube!
Silicone itself is actually hypoallergenic, and most high-quality silicone lubricants contain five or fewer ingredients. That can be awesome for people with allergies and/or sensitive skin. Silicone is condom-compatible, tasteless, and odorless. Some research indicates that high-quality silicone-based lubricants do not increase your chances of contracting an STI while the additives in some common drugstore lubricants might. Silicone lubes don’t evaporate or “dry up” like water-based lubes do, which can make them safer in a number of ways. Because they do not dry out, you do not have to keep reapplying. Silicone lube is not soluble in water, either. So, for steamy shower sex sessions or a hot tub romp, silicone lube could be a great option. The risk of damage to cells and mucous membranes is lower with silicone based lubricant since it doesn’t evaporate. Our best selling high-grade silicone based lube it Pjur. Not latex compatible.
Vaginal Dryness Moisturizer!
If the point of using a lube is to add moisture why would you need a moisturizer? Sexual lubricants are designed to reduce friction not replace moisture. Vaginal moisturizers are more like a typical hand lotion…for the vulva. There are a few lubes on the market that is also vaginal moisturizers, but not all vaginal moisturizers are lubes. A good lube/vaginal moisturizer is Sliquid Satin. Latex Compatible.
Coconut Oil For Vaginal Dryness!
Coconut Oil is antioxidant rich and has been an essential ingredient for healthy skin for centuries. Paired with Apricot Kernel Oil, Sliquid Soul is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial skin-soothing emollients. Coconut oil is intended not just as a topical moisturizer for your intimate areas, but for all-over body skin conditioning. Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Almond Oil and Vitamin E work together to restore your skin’s natural moisture and elasticity, and is a perfect solution for new and soon to be moms who are looking for a natural way to soothe and repair some of the myriad of issues that her skin faces during pregnancy and birth. It is non-greasy and soaks into the skin quickly. It is not latex compatible.
Wet Organic Water-Based!
Wet Organics is a unique Organic Aloe based Lubricant that is 100% Natural. With organic quinoa, hemp, flax, green tea and oat extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants, this lubricant formula rejuvenates your skin and your senses. pH Balanced. Wet Organics is an aloe-based formula compounded with high-grade extracts that moisturize, protect and rejuvenate your most intimate areas. It is latex friendly and rinses away easily with warm water. It will leave your skin feeling soft, never sticky. Wet Organics can be used with most toys.
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