It’s not something many women feel comfortable discussing, even with a healthcare professional, but vaginal dryness happens. It can occur in women at different times in their lives, most commonly around menopause, but also during pregnancy, the postpartum period or when undergoing certain medical therapies. But the good news is, there are some simple ways to support the body’s own natural lubrication process that can bring some relief.
Why does it happen?
Along with changes in hormone levels, whether they’re related to menopause, pregnancy or breastfeeding, or just your normal menstrual cycle, changes can occur in the amount and even the consistency of moisture your body naturally produces.
During menopause, vaginal dryness can be common. In some cases, it’s a sign of vaginal atrophy, a condition involving thinning of the vaginal walls, triggered by a decline in estrogen. (Note: If you experience dryness symptoms during menopause, be sure to see your healthcare provider for a complete and thorough workup.)
To support your body’s own lubrication process, there are some natural solutions that may help. Oil-based lubricants, such as vitamin E oil or coconut oil, can be applied topically. Aloe Cadabra, a water-based product made with 95% organic aloe, is another option. It can be applied topically or inserted internally with an applicator. Aloe Cadabra is commonly used as a sexual lubricant. Its consistency is very similar to a woman’s own fluids.
Another approach is to support sexual health naturally with herbal supplements that promote a healthy libido. This may, in turn, help promote the body’s own lubrication and hydration process. ArginMax for Women is a well-researched formula that combines a number of herbs (such as ginseng and gingko biloba), plus the amino acid L-arginine, vitamins and minerals to support libido, energy and overall sexual health and enjoyment.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.