Why do I have a dry vagina?
Cardi B’s song WAP was a hit for a reason, it explored the part of sex that everyone could relate too – A wet ass pussy.
What about the other part? The painful, dry, burning part? The part that makes you moan “ouch” not from the pleasure but from the pain.
That other part is called DAP – A dry ass pussy. 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 reaching menopause. The warning signs are:
- Pain or discomfort during penetrative sexual intercourse, this also includes light bleeding after intercourse.
- Soreness, itching or burning of the vagina.
- Mild vagina discharge.
What are the causes of vaginal dryness?
Most times, vaginal dryness results from a drop in estrogen levels, cigarette smoking, breast feeding, depression. Some medications can also reduce secretions in the body. Douching may also cause dryness and irritation, as well as some creams and lotions that are applied to the vaginal area.
Psychological and emotional factors can lead to vaginal dryness as well. Stress and anxiety can interfere with a woman’s sexual desire and affect the flow of blood to the vagina. This insufficient blood flow can directly lead to vaginal dryness in some cases.
“What is wrong with me?” Jenny asked herself as she showered. She scrubbed her armpits and moved to her breasts — her nipples stung, reminding her of the night’s deed. The moment he slid into her with un-ease. It felt like a fire started in her pussy and his strokes just made it worse. She wondered why she wasn’t wet with how turned on she was. She hadn’t experienced it before, so, it seemed strange to her.
The water washed off the soap lather and she wished it would wash off the memory of her most embarrassing sex…
Vaginal dryness is a common issue that every woman can relate to. In a research I conducted 7 out of 7 women admitted to have experienced vaginal dryness.
It is common for women with this condition to ignore or take it slightly because it doesn’t seem serious. Without treatment, vaginal dryness usually worsens over time.
You can try these few remedies for vaginal dryness:
1. Vaginal moisturizers
One of the best ways to reduce vaginal dryness is to use a vaginal moisturizer. These are special moisturizers that are designed specifically for this sensitive area of the body. Using a vaginal moisturizer every few days can help keep your vagina moist and relieve vaginal dryness symptoms.
You can apply the moisturizer a few times a week before bed. Apply it around the walls of the vagina to let it absorb. It is not advisable to use moisturizers or cream that is not specifically for the vagina. Scented soaps, moisturizers and other toiletries should also be avoided.
If you get confused on what moisturizer to use, you can apply shea butter (ori), it is safe to use.
2. Vaginal Lubricants
Before sexual activity, apply a water-based lubricant in your vagina and on your partner where there will be contact. Water-soluble products are effective, as well as olive and coconut oils. Using a lubricant can help to relieve any pain or discomfort you might normally experience during sex, since you are giving this area moisture.
3. Regular sexual stimulation
Promotes blood flow and secretions to the vagina. Sexual stimulation can improve vaginal health.
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Zay Uthman is a freelance writer with five years of experience in blog content and fiction writing. She is Nigerian but based in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Zay is a certified Google-certified digital marketer and content creator. She is an enthusiast of women empowerment and has severally evangelized the movement. Inclusive in her accomplishments is her founding of Zallure Naturals - a skin/hair care brand. Her interests her reading, writing, traveling and searching for food recipes. She is an innovative, target oriented and resourceful writer. Her skill set and knowledge allow a broad range of writing possibilities across diverse subjects and genres.