Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Vaginal lubrication is often closely tied to levels of the hormone estrogen, which changes at various life stages. Medications including hormonal birth control may cause vaginal dryness.
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Q: I think there may be something wrong with my vagina. Is there anything I can do to make my vagina less dry? And why is it happening? A: Vaginal dryness isn't as awkward as you might think — in fact, most of us will run into it at some point. Most people experience vaginal dryness starting in menopause, with one in three menopausal people with vaginas feeling parched in their lower parts, according to the University of California, Santa Barbara. What you may not know is that this lack of moisture down there can also result in itchiness, burning, pain or bleeding during sex, and even frequent urinary tract infections UTIs. But why does vaginal dryness happen in the first place?
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Vaginal dryness can affect any woman, however after the menopause it is very common, affecting over half of post-menopausal women aged between 51 and This article will help you to understand vaginal dryness, the symptoms, causes and treatment, and allow you to approach your health care professional with confidence. It will help you to understand that you are not alone in suffering from this common condition, and encourage you to take the first steps towards regaining your sexual confidence and quality of life. Natural lubrication produced by glands at the neck of the womb the cervix keeps the vagina supple and moist.
Dry sex is also used to describe the act of intercourse with an unlubricated vagina. To achieve this effect, people insert things like chalk or sand into their vagina, or douche with caustic agents like detergent, antiseptic, and even alcohol and bleach. Blame it on a combination of complex biological, economic, and cultural factors — and a lack of access to accurate sex education.