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Vaginal Dryness

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It’s natural for a woman’s vagina to be moist, providing an essential self-cleansing mechanism. Moisture usually increases before sex, but just like many best laid plans, your vagina may not want to play the game. This can be due to a number of psychological factors, but women may find they experience dryness after the menopause. This is due to the fall in oestrogen levels, which makes the vagina thinner and dryer. Extra lubrication is also lost as the glands produce fewer secretions. Fortunately, lubricating gels are available to ease dryness during sex; and for post-menopausal women there are oestrogen creams that can be effective. A bit of time and patience in the bedroom can also help…

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I'm 18 and been with my boyfriend for 2 years, I used to get wet all the time before me and my boyfriend started having sex, but the first time we did I was terrified he only put it in once and I had to tell him to stop because I was scared. I couldn't concentrate on the actual sex, and I've been unable to get wet for 4 months now...I'm definitely attracted to my boyfriend, I love him and I find him incredibly sexy but I can't get wet. I can feel myself being turned on and my vagina starts to ache a little but nothing happens down there. I don't know if it's because my mind is distracted by being too scared to do it, because back when I could, I thought it was unlikely, but now facing the real probability of sex is terrifying me and I wonder if that's what's causing my problems.





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Hi, my name is danielle. Im 24,i had my last baby 1 year ago and had my tubes tied and ever since i have been getting yeast in fections and it hurts to have sex and i cant get wet no matter what we do. Its really messing with my self asteem and making me more uncomfortable with my fiance. What should i do?





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I get dry when i get my period but this week i got wet after my dryness and no period does this mean im pregnant im scared





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I am 19 I and my boyfriend had sex about 4-5times and I have always been wet But recently I stopped getting wet What could be the cause?? Help pls





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I use to get wet when i was a single but after i gave birth whenever i want to have sex with my husband i dont get wet please what should i do





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Aim a 49 year old mother of 5. Youngest 20.had hysterectomy 2001. Haven't had or wanted to have sex since. Marraige had broken down in last 3years hubby was brilliant I just couldn't let him near me. I also suffer from depression and COPD. Had asthma all my life. Weight gain since op and medication ie steroids more or less constantly. Have led me to hate myself no confidence live alone now. Lately feel something when I wipe myself after toilet. Feels like something falling out. It was a radical hysterectomy I had. So what else could be falling out? I do pelvic floor exercise only for little while get tired easy. I think it's weight gain it's not helping with anything. Please don't say diet and excercise I don't have energy for anything I don't eat or dring sweet stuff try to drink a lot of water but running toilet all time. Want this sorted I've aged about 20 years and I don't want to be on my own for the rest of my life. Thank you for listening jane





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Aim a 49 year old mother of 5. Youngest 20.had hysterectomy 2001. Haven't had or wanted to have sex since. Marraige had broken down in last 3years hubby was brilliant I just couldn't let him near me. I also suffer from depression and COPD. Had asthma all my life. Weight gain since op and medication ie steroids more or less constantly. Have led me to hate myself no confidence live alone now. Lately feel something when I wipe myself after toilet. Feels like something falling out. It was a radical hysterectomy I had. So what else could be falling out? I do pelvic floor exercise only for little while get tired easy. I think it's weight gain it's not helping with anything. Please don't say diet and excercise I don't have energy for anything I don't eat or dring sweet stuff try to drink a lot of water but running toilet all time. Want this sorted I've aged about 20 years and I don't want to be on my own for the rest of my life. Thank you for listening jane





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I'm not getting wet even when I'm turned on and horny. Just started to have this problem a few months now. My husband thinks I'm messing around. What's wrong





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I'm 21 yrs nd I also go through the same problem.i get so try to the point that sex gets so painful. Even in the following days I'll still b in pain. Been with my bf for A few months so please what should I do





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Hello. I am a single 48-year-old woman, never married no kids. I was dxd with chronic autoimmune the affect the CNS. Current stressors have led to me forgetting to remove tampons...two during two different cycles. The first time the foreign object was extracted, I was give antibiotics and all was normal. The second time? An odor along with vaginal dryness persisted after the extraction. With no significant other, pleasuring myself is one of the few endorphins I can actively engage in. I am currently on antibiotics and dry a a bone. Should I be worried about my vaginal health?





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