Vaginal dryness can be caused by a number of internal and external issues. Internally it can be caused by perimenopause or menopause with declining hormone levels, lose of elasticity. Vaginal atrophy, thinning and shrinking due to lack of estrogen. Foods you are or are not eating. Externally it could be chemicals that are getting in your system via products and/or clothing. Here are some natural ways to get yourself juicy...again.
- Get It In More!
Even though being dry can make you not want to have sex, sex is one of the best ways to get rid of your vaginal dryness. When you are turned on more, blood goes directly to the vagina and that stimulates your juices. You do, however, need to be turned on. Have you ever seen that saying...well, it ain't gonna lick itself! Get him or her involved in taking the time you need to get you fully excited and ready. Don't let someone rush you. They need to do whatever and as often as possible to keep you wet and ready.
- Change Your Wash Products
I know you know not to take bubble baths. But you should also not use body soap or wash that is chemical based. Why? Because you have no idea what is in it and that could be the basis of your dryness. By law, manufacturers do not have to tell you what is in 'fragrance'. Also most body soaps have propolyene glycol in them, which is the cousin to anti-freeze and very, very drying to the vaginal tissues. Change your laundry detergent (fabric softener, dryer sheets) to a chemical free one or at the very least, one free of dyes and perfumes. Laundry detergent, softeners and dryer sheets all leave a film on your clothing and those chemicals may not only be triggering dryness, it could also be triggering yeast infections!
- Eat More Food With Phytoestrogens
More often than not a dry vajayjay is due to hormonal imbalances, mostly due to a loss or decline in estrogen levels. Increasing the amount of phytoestrogens - plant compounds that act like estrogen in the human body can increase your juices. Not to mention the other health benefits of eating healthy. Some of those foods include: Flaxseeds, textured veggie protein, tempeh, sesame seeds, hummus, black bean sauce. Although soy contains phytoestrogens it is not recommended for those in menopause due to its links to hormonally sensitive cancer, like breast cancer.
- Add Maca To Your Daily Supplements
Maca is a root vegetable, cousin to the radish and part of the cruciferous family, like broccoli and cabbage. It is an adoptogen and considered one of the world's 'super foods'. It is a healing plant that adapts to your bodies needs to help balance, restore and protect the body. It is a healing plant that adapts to your bodies needs to help balance, restore and protect the body. Maca offers for both women and men, hormone balance, booster for immune system, improved sexual function, memory, focus and increased energy, stamina and fertility. You can get it in both capsule and powdered form.
- Wear Natural Fabric Panties...Or None At All
Natural fabric panties, cotton, bamboo and silk all allow the vagina to 'breathe'. Synthetic fabrics hold in the heat and not in a good way. Better still, go commando whenever possible and never ever sleep in panties! Plus, with the easy access you'll get more of number one and now we've come full circle!
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