Dealing with a dry vagina sucks. I’m in my late 30’s and have had to deal with hormone fluctuations that have lead to periods of dry vagina. 50% of women experience dry vagina after menopause. Yuck! It not only interferes with sex; it’s uncomfortable throughout the day!
Yes, there are amazing lubricants out there that assist in creating a nice sexual experience. There are also things we can do to help our vagina not become irritated and dry.
Are you ready to prepare you vaginal area for more comfortable sex? Where do you begin? These are some natural remedies for dry vagina. Here are a few small changes that you can begin doing today…
- Rinse/wash your vulva with water only.
- Your toilet paper should be solid white without any print on it.
- Use a detergent that is free and clear of perfumes and dyes.
- Use your vagina more. Have sex or self pleasure yourself. This really encourages blood flow to the vaginal area.
- Drink more water! It’s important to drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces. This lubricates and hydrates your entire body.
- Take a krill oil daily. Again, lubricating you entire body is important!
- Apply vitamin E for menopause dry vagina. Open up a capsule and apply it everyday to your vagina.
- Herbalists believe in taking Motherwort Tincture or Dong Quai to improve vaginal moistness
My Top 3 Lubricants – Menopause Lubricants
There are 3 types of lubricants: Oil based, Silicone, and Water based. You want to stay away from oil based lubricants. They are known to feed the fungi that causes yeast infections. In fact, you are 32% more likely to get a yeast infection if you use an oil based lubricant.
Silicone based lubricants are amazing. They are usually great for those with a sensitive vaginal area. They last really long and leave you feeling soft, not sticky.
Lastly, water based lubricants are good too. They may cause irritation in some, but are great for sex toys and condoms. Water based lubricants are much cheaper than silicone!
Let’s take a look at my top three menopause lubricants. They are top because they are non-irritating, the glide is long lasting, and does not cause any discomfort.
Wet Platinum Lubricant
Wet Platinum Lubricant was a life saver for us. I have allergies and irritations to many ingredients and all water based lubricants, but this silicone lubricant is one of the best. I mean I would get a severe burning/itching sensation during and after sex. Horrible!
Silicone based lubricants last long, and leaves you feeling soft. Wet Platinum is 100% silicone so it works in and out of the water. It is not stick whatsoever! The only downside is that it can possibly damage some types of sex toys. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
System JO H2O Lubricant
System JO H2O is a water based lubricant that is much less expensive than Wet Platinum and safe for sex toys. The reviews read that it is not sticky or tacky, and that it feels a lot like silicone lubes without the cost. Oh, and much easier to clean off. Really, there was not one bad review on this lubricant.
Sliquid Naturals Sassy Lubricating Gel
Sliquid lubricants are an all natural water based lubricant. They are 100% vegan and do not use any cancer causing agents. I love that! This specific lubricant will not cause infection and does not deteriorate your delicate tissues like Astroglide can. Truly an all natural lubrication that is not sticky and not expensive. A great menopause lubrication because it doesn’t mess with delicate vaginal tissue!