Let’s talk about vaginal dryness
The truth is, there’s nothing unnatural about it. Vaginal dryness is common and totally manageable. There are simple solutions to help you replenish vaginal moisture and be more comfortable.
Vaginal dryness is common.
Almost every woman will experience vaginal dryness sometime in her life. About half of menopausal women report having dryness. It can also happen to women who have just had a baby or are breastfeeding. Some cancer treatments can even cause vaginal dryness.
It affects more than a woman’s sex life.
Over one-third of women are just too embarrassed to discuss vaginal dryness and don’t treat it.1 This can put a strain on intimate relationships and have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. In addition to painful intercourse, for some women vaginal dryness can also cause itching, burning, odorous discharge, and painful or difficult urination. That’s no way to live.
What causes vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness is most often associated with the normal decline or fluctuation of the female hormone estrogen. This fluctuation can be triggered by childbirth, breastfeeding, or menopause. Dryness can also be caused by taking certain medications, exercising intensively, or being under stress. It is also common to experience vaginal dryness when douching, using tampons, or at the end of the menstrual cycle.
Lubricants and moisturizers are different.
Vaginal lubricants are applied to the vagina and vulva to help reduce friction and immediate irritation during sex. They provide temporary relief from dryness and are not absorbed into the skin. Vaginal moisturizers, on the other hand, are applied regularly and cling to the vaginal lining to help maintain moisture.
Replenish moisture with Replens™.
Replens™ Long-Lasting Vaginal Moisturizer provides soothing moisture that lasts for up to 3 days. It’s different from most other products because it contains polycarbophil, which allows it to attach to dry cells and deliver continuous moisture. Apply every 3 days to help alleviate the discomfort associated with vaginal dryness. For an enhanced, natural feeling, apply a little
Replens™ Silky Smooth Personal Lubricant prior to or during sex. This premium, siliconebased formula offers a soft and silky lubrication for continuous pleasure. It is free of parabens, perfume, and dyes. And it’s compatible with natural rubber latex, polyisoprene, and polyurethane condoms.