I’ve talked about vaginal dryness before especially how it not only affects you physically but also emotionally and mentally. Even though vaginal dryness mostly occurs during menopause, vaginal dryness can happen to women of all ages. As you know this can sometimes be due to side-effects of certain medications or treatments, beauty products like soaps, perfumes, douching, bubble baths, detergents, and other hormone-disrupting exposures for example smoking, diet, or exposure to toxins.
Why Does Vaginal Dryness Happen?
The most common reason for vaginal dryness is the natural aging process all women go through. Women’s ovaries produce many of the sex hormones (especially estrogen), that help keep her vaginal lining healthy and moist. However, during perimenopause, the four main sex hormones produced by your ovaries — estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) — start to decrease
What this means, is we are producing a lesser amount of healthy secretions, causing your vaginal lining to shrink, become thinner and dryer, making sensitive tissues less elastic in the process — which can lead to irritation, discomfort, and vaginal dryness!
(Breastfeeding is also another reason you might have vaginal dryness, as estrogen production temporarily drops substantially during this time).
What To Expect
Many people think that vaginal dryness is just an odd spot of dryness down there.
Well… kind of yes…and no. Going by the yes term, you do get dry in the nether regions. But it’s more than just that. Vaginal dryness (or vaginal atrophy) may include:
- Painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness
- Vulvar-vaginal thinning and irritation
- Increased vaginal and bladder infections (due to decreased normal flora, loss of lactobacilli and increased pH)
- Decreased desire, arousal, and orgasm
Some of these symptoms aren’t exactly easy to deal with. It can be very uncomfortable; and in many cases this discomfort may cause pain — especially during intercourse. Not to mention the psychological effect this can have on a personal and or relationship level.
Why choose Sylk?
Sylk is water based personal lubricant made from 100% natural kiwifruit vine extract. Specially formulated to be pH balanced neutral in the sensitive vaginal environment. Sylk is delightfully sylky and eases discomfort. Sylk is just the right blend of nourishing ingredients that soothes, hydrates, and relives your vaginal dryness.
Through selling thousands of bottles of Sylk personal lubricant for over 30 years to women in Australia, NZ, UK, U.S, Germany, and other countries, we know Sylk is a formula you can trust. Sylk is a perfect size (recyclable) bottle, which means you can take it anywhere with you! Made in New Zealand and you get free delivery when you order 3 bottles or over.
It is essential to read the ingredients when choosing your personal lubricant to make sure it is pH friendly so it doesn’t affect your normal vaginal flora, and you are not absorbing anything that can contribute to your vaginal dryness or add to any other symptoms your body might be dealing with.
Sylk is specially formulated for very sensitive skin, naturally uses ingredients which aim to avoid common sensitivities. Excellent vaginal moisturiser, for everyday use.
Always read the label, use only as directed, if symptoms persist see your Doctor/ Healthcare professional