Vaginal dryness – it’s not just you!

Almost 20% of women under 50 experience vaginal dryness, and Harvard University reports that vaginal dryness, irritation, and pain during intercourse affect 50% of women after menopause.

Dryness during sex can be a mood kill and lead to feelings of embarrassment on both sides.

Keep a tube of natural sex lube handy and apply as needed – you can even apply to the man, au natural or inside the condom.

Daily dryness can cause friction and discomfort.

Applying a small amount of Bonk organic personal lubricant when needed can provide instant and lasting relief.

Consider our long lasting oil based formula.

Why do women experience vaginal dryness?

There are lots of reasons for vaginal dryness, including:

  • menopause
  • some medicines
  • lack of arousal or not enough foreplay
  • stress or tiredness
  • breastfeeding
  • and plenty more.

Experts say women often don’t seek help, but that it is a great idea to talk to your healthcare professional, as dryness and irritation can be caused by something else – like a urinary infection that needs treating – and chronic, low-grade inflammation can contribute to cardiovas­cular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

In particular as women age, the tissues of the vaginal wall can thin and it becomes easier to get micro tears from the friction during sex, especially if there isn’t good lubrication. A great natural lubricant is a good way to protect yourself, as well as improving the enjoyment and comfort of intercourse.

What to do if you’re drier than usual, or not getting wet easily

Use a really high quality personal lubricant

Indulge yourself with certified organic Bonk lube. Choose oil based for shower sex and sex marathons or for personal use to prevent daily dryness. If you’re using condoms, choose water based.

Go natural with your knickers too

Scented detergents, certain underwear fabrics and incontinence or period pads can irritate and inflame the sensitive skin – breathable natural cotton or bamboo underwear is our pick for happy healthy skin.

Share some ideas with your significant lover if you want more arousal

We have some great articles on better sex for women here and here.

Take good care of yourself

The same advice seems relevant in so many situations! Get some sleep, drink water, take time to just be present and eat well. Have some fun and enjoy some rest, take an adventure and spend time with friends.

Viva la vida!