What to Do if You Have Vaginal Dryness

Let’s get real - there’s a lot of factors that affect how much natural lubrication our bodies produce, and vaginal dryness can happen to women of all ages, not just after menopause comes around.
Life happens, and things like experiencing anxiety, taking certain medications, childbirth and more can all cause vaginal dryness and add a little more unwanted friction during your most intimate moments.

Why not slip into something more comfortable? Here’s some tips on what to do for vaginal dryness so that you can focus on the more important things - enjoying your pleasure, your way.

Get Comfortable With OTC Lubricants 

Over-the-counter lubricants can be used safely and regularly, making them a great addition to your pleasure arsenal. Choosing K-Y for your personal lubricant needs means you have a wide range of products to match your body’s unique needs.

Experiment with which product is right for you! Build your way into an unforgettable experience with the K-Y Sensual Silk®’s soothing water-based gel for added comfort, or turn up the heat with the K-Y® Warming Jelly. Whether you’re going for slow and sensual or a heated romp, we’ll help you get there. Just remember, start with a pea-sized amount of personal lubricant – not the whole bottle – and adjust the amount as you become familiar with it.

 Get In Touch with Your Body 

You know what makes you feel good and what makes you feel off. Paying attention to your body and how it reacts to certain conditions not only helps improve your overall health, it can also point to lifestyle habits to put into practice for more natural lubrication production.

  • Stay hydrated to keep all parts of your body hydrated!
  • Similarly, cutting back on alcohol consumption can help improve your issues with vaginal dryness[1].
  • Quit smoking. Cigarette smoking decreases circulation, which means less blood flowing to the vagina and less lubrication production[2].
  • Avoid products with harsh ingredients like scented soaps, perfumed bubble bath and douching. Even some detergents and scented toilet paper can irritate the vagina.
  • Trying a new tampon or condom? Take note of how it affects your natural lubrication as they might have a drying effect[3].