6. Vaginal Dryness
Exploring the 34 symptoms, one at a time.
Our topic in this month’s issue is ‘vaginal dryness’. Holy Moly! Did you just say dry vagina? Yep, we sure did!
This is a sensitive issue for many hotties, although it’s not often the hottest discussion topic on those daytime (or night-time) talk shows.
I can’t ever remember hearing a discussion between the presenter and guests going something like:
“Ohhh, my vagina is a bit dry today, how's yours?”
But why the hell not? Fact of life - it’s totally normal for this to happen. So hotties, don’t be shy, let’s delve in deeper. So to speak…
Fun (not!) factoid for you.
Did you know that there are reportedly 50-70% of post menopausal women who have shared that vaginal dryness is a major issue for them, saying it’s one of the causes for lack of sex, drive and desire in their previously flourishing love life?
It’s also an everyday life challenge with irritation and discomfort.
Vaginal dryness is associated with the drop in oestrogen hormone levels; this drop in hormone levels can contribute to thinning of the uterus walls which could make everyday life and penetrative sex more painful and uncomfortable. We don’t have to put up with it.
The levels of dryness can vary for us hotties, with some women suffering more than others, yet still equally frustrating.
Unfortunately, we can be shy (really, you don’t say) when it comes to talking openly about our less than moist vaginas, it can be a ‘peri’ side effect we didn’t even realise was one, and some hotties may feel embarrassed by this.
Listen up hotties, there is no embarrassment here, well not on our hottie watch. It's real, it’s a fact and we WILL take control.
No more suffering in silence, we don’t have to put up with it. There is help at hand. Say no to vaginal dryness!
Thankfully, there is some good news…
Hotties - with far more education, choice and awareness you can find the right help that works for you.
You’re in your prime and it’s time to step out of the desert-dry spell and into your luscious oasis. No one puts hottie in the desert. No camels for us, toes or otherwise...
There is a variety of lotions, potions, lubes and creams which may help.
Speak to your doctor about which options are right for you, such as hormone replacement therapies, hormone creams that directly target the vagina to thicken the uterus wall, helping with moisture production.
There are many lubricants that you may want to try that could help with ‘friction’, or if you want to spice up your love life these potions could become part of a new enlightened foreplay.
Talk to someone - you are not alone. Share your concerns and experience with a trusted health professional, friend, partner or fellow hottie. You may be pleasantly surprised how much support and understanding there is out there.
Hell, why not experiment? Take the opportunity to educate yourself (and your partner if you have one too). Who knows? We could learn some new tricks.
Could more mean more ?
Apparently some hotties report that they have actually found an increase in libido once they had resolved the issue or found a satisfactory solution to dryness possibly due to eliminating their fear of pain.
It’s also shown that the more frequent sex we have, that the more pelvic blood flow we generate, which can add to more moisture as long as you feel good and comfortable of course.
Now remember hotties - whatever you decide is right for you is totally the right choice.
It’s your body, which you are in full control of, and it’s your menopause journey.
Stay healthy and happy hotties. Here’s to no more vaginal dryness.
Squishily and moisturisingly yours…
Love J x