Dr. Lauren Streicher, MD, talks about solutions for genital dryness.
Sexual function is complex and whether the issue is pain, dryness, libido, or inability to have an orgasm, the solutions are not one size fits all anymore than one speculum fits all!
Here’s a quick overview of some of the options to alleviate painful sex as a result of GD-genital dryness.
Thin dry vaginal and vulvar tissues affects 40% of postmenopausal women. But it’s not just midlife or older women that suffer from this problem. There are a number of other circumstances that can reduce natural lubrication in any age woman such as:
- Post partum and nursing mothers
- Hormonal contraception
- Women being treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation
- Medications such as anti- histamines, decongestants or tamoxifene
The guys have it a little easier since most ED can be is solved with a pill. GD isn’t always so straightforward.
She mentions Wet Platinum…
Make it Slippery
The right vaginal lubricant an essential ingredient for turning “sandpaper sex” into slippery sex. Most drug stores have a dizzying selection of lubricants, but almost all are water based. While readily available and inexpensive, most water-based lubricants are gloppy, sticky and contain a propylene glycol preservative, which can be irritating. Silicone lubricants, on the other hand, are more slippery, last much longer and are non-irritating. Wet Platinum is a great example of a silicone lubricant that is available at most drug stores.