You’ve lived a colorful life, running away from age as if you were in a foot race. As time creeps on ever faster and your body begins to slow, you soon start to notice parts of yourself that show age has caught up to you. This includes anything from the grey in your hair to the wrinkles on your face. But if it’s not related to your looks, do you give much thought to it?
Places like the vagina hide our age below our clothes, but that doesn’t mean you don’t feel it. The first time you notice your age down under is when it comes to uncomfortable intercourse. Though vaginal dryness is unavoidable, that doesn’t mean it’s untreatable. Education is the key.
Stay aware of the changes in your body, and you’ll be able to manage them before they become problems.
Early in Life
When you’re in your twenties and thirties, your body stays relatively the same. Uncomfortable intercourse isn’t something that’s even crossed your mind, because you are at a peak in your life. At this point, your quick rebound rate will take a change in your body and adjust accordingly.
If you use birth control, you may be surprised to soon find yourself living with vaginal dryness. Because the pills block male sex hormones, called androgens, it may mess with your natural lubrication. Thankfully, a small adjustment can be enough to counter this vaginal dryness.
Beyond Your Forties
For many women, this is when life starts getting good. You’re comfortable with yourself, you’ve accomplished a lot and are now waiting for the kids to move out. Unfortunately, your estrogen may soon “leave the building,” causing changes to your pH levels. In addition to that, you may notice changes in elasticity and vaginal moisture.
Instead of fearing the “M” word (menopause), or giving up on sex because you believe it’s going to hurt, this is a time for action. A minor addition of Femininity into your daily routine can be enough to counter your vaginal dryness and get you back to your normal self.
Everyone is different, and everyone changes at their own rate. If your changes are bigger than these, it’s always recommended to speak with your doctor.