How To Treat Vaginal Dryness

The vagina has an important role to play in sexual pleasure and procreation of the species. This can severely back fire if the woman suffers from vaginal dryness or lack of lubrication in the vagina. Vaginal lubrication keeps the vagina in optimal health and also leads to pleasurable sexual intercourse. Vaginal dryness is characterized by irritation and pain during sexual intercourse.

There are many reasons behind vaginal dryness. Medication and stress can exacerbate vaginal dryness. Low oestrogen levels commonly seen after child birth and breastfeeding are other important factors. Lack of foreplay and stimulation during sex can lead to insufficient lubrication. This also leads to a loss o interest in sex and compounds the problem of vaginal dryness. Hope is not lost for women suffering from a dry vagina. Follow some of these steps and see the difference.

Adequate Foreplay

Women must communicate with their spouses and encourage them to indulge in adequate foreplay. By telling your partner what pleases you, you are likely to get wetter faster. This will also foster positive sexual interactions for the future. Your vagina will be well lubricated, leading to pleasurable intercourse and climax. Conceiving also becomes easy with a lubricated vagina as it helps to move the sperms up into the uterus.

Hydrate

One must drink a lot of water on a daily basis. Adequate fluid intake is crucial for vaginal health and lubrication.

Say No To Douching

Your vagina has a remarkable ability to self-clean so avoid douching. Restrict the use of soaps and perfumes as they only compound the problem of dryness. Wash your vaginal area with warm water and a very mild soap. Do not douche or insert any spray inside your vagina.

Use Lubricants

You could try using artificial lubricants like KY jelly which enhance vaginal lubrication and reduce friction during sex. Another good vaginal lubricant is Xylocaine gel which not only lubricates but also reduces pain.

Tampons

Stick to sanitary pads during your period. Tampons strip the vagina of its natural moisture and make your vagina very dry.

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Kegels

Kegels are pelvic floor exercises that help retain the elasticity of the vagina. Do these on a regular basis. They promote blood circulation to your vaginal area and also enhance lubrication.

Hormonal Replacement

Women approaching menopause often complain of severe vaginal dryness. This is due to the decreasing levels of the hormone oestrogen. Women undergoing menopause can take recourse to hormone therapy. This helps increase oestrogen levels and also has a positive effect on vaginal lubrication.

Fruits

Eat a diet rich in fruits like citrus fruits and pineapple. These restore the ph balance of the vagina ad keep it well lubricated and moisturized. Fruits also keep a host of diseases at bay. Keeping the above steps in mind will go a long way in treating vaginal dryness. The main thing is to not be a passive sexual participant. Let your partner know what pleases and arouses you. Move onto intercourse only and only when you are sufficiently lubricated. This will also boost your confidence and  libido.