Why am I so dry down there?
Causes of vaginal dryness range from physiological factors, such as hormonal changes or medication side effects, to emotional and psychological issues, like a lack of desire or even anxiety. Fortunately, there are nearly as many options for dry vagina relief as there are causes.
What does a dry VAG mean?
Vaginal dryness occurs when the tissues of the vagina are not well lubricated and healthy. It can occur at any age but is more common in older women. Warning signs are: Pain or discomfort during penetrative sexual intercourse.
What causes a dry Virginia?
Falling estrogen levels are the chief cause of vaginal dryness. Women begin to produce less estrogen as they age. This leads to the end of menstruation during a time called perimenopause. However, menopause isn’t the only condition that causes a decrease in estrogen production.
What can I do for feminine dryness?
A low-dose vaginal estrogen cream, tablet or ring, to reinvigorate vaginal tissues. Even if you’re using systemic hormone therapy pills or patches, your doctor might recommend a low-dose vaginal estrogen treatment if vaginal dryness and related symptoms persist.
Can dehydration cause vaginal dryness?
Dehydration can also cause dry skin, which can be the culprit for more than just chapped lips and itchiness. It turns out that if you’re dehydrated, your vagina might be too. Vaginal dryness can cause pain during sex, which probably won’t make you excited about the thought of getting busy.
Why does my girlfriend feel loose sometimes?
Women’s vaginas are less elastic when they are not sexually aroused. They become more elastic — “looser” — the more sexually excited they become. A woman may feel “tighter” to a man when she is less aroused, less comfortable, and having less pleasure than her partner.
Is dryness a sign of pregnancy?
Understanding the typical cervical mucus changes throughout the menstrual cycle can help women identify early pregnancy: Immediately after a period, women may notice reduced discharge or mild vaginal dryness.