Vaginal Dryness Relief
Astroglide is the premium vaginal personal lubricant brand. One of the reasons is that our products are not only personal lubricants, but also vaginal moisturisers. You only need a few drops to achieve lubrication and we have water based liquid and gels to suit your preference. Some women with extreme vaginal dryness tell us that our silicone based liquid and gel works best for them.
A great starting point for dealing with a dry vagina is to use a lubricant like Astroglide during foreplay, making sure to engage in at least 20 minutes of foreplay in order to maximise sexual arousal. With increased sexual excitement, you may experience more natural lubrication, plus give your vaginal canal time to elongate comfortably to accommodate his penis (as pain is sometimes caused by the tip of the penis hitting up against the cervix).
Most personal lubricant users will admit that they had to try out a few different formulas before they found the perfect one for them, so don’t be shy -- request some free Astroglide samples and start exploring your options. You might even find that you or your partner enjoy more than one formula for different reasons. That’s totally OK -- there’s no rule that says you can only own one bottle of lube. So go ahead: experiment, share, play and explore. Most of all, have fun! If you still need help head on over to our lube selector and we will help you pick out the best formula for you.
Our Naturally Derived product for example is water-based and available in 74ml bottles and 4ml sachets and wholly made from natural and organic derived ingredients. The perfect blend of naturally derived ingredients creates a natural vagina treatment that never gets sticky and is long-lasting also acting as a vaginal moisturiser. Like our Sensitive Skin Ultra Gentle Gel, that is also water based, both these lubricants are Glycerine free, Paraben Free, Alcohol Free, Fragrance Free and Colouring Free. If you have extremely sensitive skin, we recommend you place a small drop on the inside of your forearm before applying to more delicate areas. The Sensitive Skin Gel is also Preservative Free.
Vaginal Dryness after Hysterectomy / HRT
Vaginal dryness can be a problem for some women who have undergone a hysterectomy, so know that you’re not alone! In tackling vaginal dryness, the best and most important thing you can do is to talk to your Medical Professional about the symptoms that you’re experiencing. In determining the cause (beyond having had a hysterectomy), your Medical Professional may test your hormone levels. If needed, they may explore alternative therapies and vaginal moisturisers with you.
Try an Astroglide vaginal lubricant when sexually active, as this could diminish pain and discomfort, making things more pleasurable. Take your time when making love, allowing your body to get as turned on as possible.
You may like to take the time to condition your vulva and vaginal walls, as in perform a regular massage, with your hands, a sex toy or vibrator, using lube, to gently stretch and strengthen your skin. ou want to press and release the fluid into your skin (versus rub or stroke it). Over time, this could condition your skin, helping to increase blood flow, flexibility and tissue resiliency.
Many women complain of vaginal dryness, especially during or after menopause, or following a hysterectomy.
While, for many, the dryness does not affect their daily lives, it can make sexual activity difficult and painful, to the point where they start to avoid sexual contact altogether. Furthermore, some women also experience symptoms such as burning or itching around the vulva, even when they’re not having sex.
Lubricants that are formulated to mimic natural vaginal lubrication
One way to alleviate the discomfort experienced with vaginal dryness is by using Astroglide vaginal dryness products. Specially formulated to mimic the natural moisture found in the vagina, Astroglide female lubrication products are one of the best-known and most popular brands of vaginal lubricants worldwide.
Invented over 40 years ago by NASA Aerospace Scientist Dan Wray, the range of water based and silicone based lubes are some of the best female lubrication products available on the market today.
Astroglide lubricants provide long-lasting relief from vaginal dryness
While many people buy vaginal lubricants to enhance sexual activity, you’ll find that Astroglide personal lubricants are also ideal for everyday use when vaginal dryness is a problem.
Only a few drops of our silky smooth vaginal lubricant are needed to provide long-lasting relief from the itching and burning sensations often associated with this uncomfortable condition.
One application of our lubricant lasts for hours and there’s no sticky feeling, no irritation and no tell-tale taste or smell. In fact, it’s difficult to distinguish our lubrication from the natural moisture so kindly provided by Mother Nature.
The benefits of using Astroglide Naturally Derived water based lubrication
The Astroglide range contains a variety of both water based and silicone based products, which provide immediate and on-going vaginal dryness relief from irritating and painful symptoms.
For example, our Naturally Derived lubricant is water based and comes in handy 4ml sachets and 74ml bottles. Made from natural and organic derived ingredients, this popular lubricant is non-sticky, long-lasting and feels just like your normal lubrication.
If you suffer from extra sensitivity, our Sensitive Skin Ultra Gentle Gel, is also water based and is free from any glycerine, parabens, alcohol, fragrances, preservatives and colourings.
However, like any skin product, we do recommend that you test out a small amount on the inside of your forearm before applying to your more delicate and sensitive areas.
However, some women have found that the silicone-based products are most effective in relieving any associated symptoms. As with most things, it’s a case of trial and error – you’ll need to try out the products to see which one works best for you. Assists your wellness through confidence in relationships.
How to relieve vaginal dryness during sex with female lubrication
Dealing with a lack of vaginal moisture is easy with Astroglide female lubrication. Try inserting a little of our vaginal dryness cream, liquid or gel into and around the vaginal opening during foreplay.
This will not only help to relax the internal muscles but will help to relax you too, especially if you’re experiencing anxiety about penetration.
The longer you engage in foreplay, the more relaxed you’re likely to be and the more aroused, so try to make it last for anything up to 20 minutes.
Relieving vaginal dryness following a hysterectomy
Undergoing a hysterectomy results in vaginal dryness for many patients. While your first port of call should always be your medical practitioner, you can help to relieve the symptoms with one of our personal lubricants.
Our Astroglide lubricants are carefully designed to help to restore moisture levels and, together with adequate foreplay, can help to make sex much more comfortable and enjoyable.
You may also find that internal massage with your fingers or a sex toy together with a little lubricant, will help to increase blood flow to the area, and so increase the flexibility and resilience of the delicate tissues.
Which lubricant will be the best one for you?
This is down to personal preference. What one woman may say works for them might not be the best option for you, and many women try out a few different formulas before they find the one that provides the optimum relief and comfort.
At Astroglide, we understand that one formula doesn’t necessarily suit all, and that’s why we offer you the chance to try before you buy. Simply request our free Astroglide samples and see which one you prefer.
You may even find that you prefer more than one formula, and that one product may be best for everyday relief of vaginal dryness, while another may turn out to be your favourite when it’s time to turn up the heat in the bedroom.
Our lube selector will help you to find the best lubricant for women who suffer from vaginal dryness, so head on over and see what it suggests for you.
Buy your personal lubrication online, or in store
The Astroglide products are stocked in Woolworths and Metro, together with pharmacies, supermarkets and adult shops all over Australia. Find your local stockist by checking out our full retailer list.
If you prefer a more discreet way to buy vaginal dryness products, then head to the Astroglide Australia online store. Here you’ll find all our products available to buy online, with free delivery for orders over $95.
And, just in case you were wondering, we work and despatch 7 days a week, and all our products are discreetly packaged with no identifying labels, so your mailman or courier will be none the wiser.
Need to know more about Astroglide personal lubricators or vaginal dryness?
Our website is a great resource for relevant info but if you want to know more about Astroglide personal lubricators, get in touch with us here at Astroglide Australia, either by dropping us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you require more personal information,
You can also call 02 4369 6526 or 02 9968 2539 and speak to a member of our team who’ll do their best to help. Our offices are open 7 days a week, from 7:30am to 9:30pm including public holidays so there will always be someone available to talk to you.
Looking for a personal lubricant for dryness?
Our water-based products are premium quality vaginal lubricants, vaginal moisturisers or vaginal dryness gel that will provide you with a smooth and non-sticky sensation that feels totally natural. There’s no reason for your sex life to take a dramatic decline if you experience vaginal dryness when you can call into one of our many stockists Australiawide and get the product that you need.
Article by Jacqui Olliver on Female Dryness / Vaginal Dryness
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing vaginal dryness
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 48 and the mother of two children, both teenagers. I have had an active sex life with my partner for more than 20 years, but recently I have been experiencing pain and increased vaginal dryness. I know I'm of the age that I might be going into menopause, but should I consult with a Doctor? Is there anything I can do other than abstain from intercourse or use additional lubrication?
ANSWER: Vaginal dryness can cause painful intercourse and persistent pelvic pain, among other symptoms. While it's more common in menopausal women, it also affects younger women, including those in perimenopause, which you may be experiencing.
A handful of factors can affect vaginal dryness. Estrogen is the most important hormonal influence on the health of the vulva and vagina. Low estrogen can contribute to dryness. Diet and the use of certain medications also are important factors. You can expect any medications that cause dry eyes and dry mouth to have a similar effect on the vagina.
Estrogen levels in the blood vary during the month and follow a common pattern to each menstrual cycle. For women who are not on hormonal birth control, levels are lowest in the days just before and after the start of menstrual bleeding. This low level sometimes can contribute to vulvar and vaginal dryness. Very low-dose hormonal birth control can contribute to dryness.
My recommendation is that women bothered by vaginal dryness should have a thorough exam and discussion with their primary health care provider or Gynecologist to determine the most likely cause for these symptoms. Other causes of vulvovaginal pain and irritation may be responsible for the symptoms.
A physical exam will ensure the correct diagnosis is made and that less common, but more serious, conditions are not missed. Your health care provider will help you determine the best course of treatment. While painful intercourse may limit your desire for sexual intercourse, you should not feel avoiding intercourse is your only course of action. In fact, regular intercourse can maintain vaginal health, and avoiding it may allow the problem to get worse.
To remedy vaginal dryness and painful intercourse in the meantime, consider using vaginal moisturisers, such as Trimo-san or Replens, applied every few days — or about two to three times per week — to moisturize and keep vaginal tissues healthy.
You also may try vaginal lubricants, like Astroglide, applied at the time of sexual activity to alleviate pain during intercourse.
Many times, women inadvertently worsen their symptoms by using multiple creams or other home treatments before seeing their provider. Consider the following tips to avoid exacerbating symptoms:
- Avoid bath soaps, lotions or gels that contain perfumes.
- Avoid all bubble baths, bath salts and scented oils.
- Do not use hot water while bathing or showering. Aim for lukewarm or cool water, and ensure that you rinse the genital area very well to remove all soap.
- Avoid all feminine hygiene sprays and perfumes.
- Do not use adult or baby wipes on the area.
- Avoid tight-fitting clothing and pantyhose. Wear white, 100% cotton underwear.
- Avoid all over-the-counter creams and ointments, except A+D Ointment. But do not use A+D Ointment if you have a wool allergy.
While these recommendations can be helpful for many women, if symptoms persist despite these changes, your health care provider can suggest treatment options for vaginal dryness. A low-dose vaginal estrogen cream, tablet or ring also may help reinvigorate vaginal tissues.
Vaginal dryness is frustrating, but it is a manageable condition for most women, and treatment can be life-changing for those with severe symptoms. — Dr. Kristina Rauenhorst, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Health System, Faribault, Minnesota
By Cynthia Weiss Mayo Clinic
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