Lack of Lubrication

Causes of vaginal dryness can range from physiological factors to hormonal changes, medical side effects to emotional and psychological issues, such as anxiety. The first step in treating vaginal dryness is figuring out the source of the discomfort, especially if your condition has escalated to painful sex.  

Some Conditions That Lead to a Lack of Vaginal Lubrication: 

  • Changes in Hormones
    The most common cause of dryness is a decrease in estrogen levels including menopause.
  • Medications
    Allergy and cold medications containing antihistamines as well as asthma medications Can have a drying effect on the inside of the body and cause a reduction in vaginal lubrication. 
  • Insufficient Arousal
    In some cases, vaginal dryness can be caused by low libido or sexual problems with a partner.  If your partner has poor performance and early ejaculation, it can contribute to vaginal dryness. 
  • Irritants
    Women are sometimes allergic to chemicals in soaps, hygiene products, dyes and perfumes. Some women may have allergies to detergents and soaps. 
  • Anxiety
    Psychological and emotional factors such as stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your sexual desire and lead to dryness.  When a woman becomes anxious there is insufficient blood flow, so dryness will follow.

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