Causes of Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is one of the major concerns to many women especially those with an active sex life. The vagina has a natural lubrication mechanism especially when a woman is aroused especially during sexual intercourse.  Vaginal dryness usually leads to pain during sexual intercourse.

Various psychological and emotional issues cause the vaginal dryness. The vaginal dryness is typically popular with women who are approaching their menopause. For such women to enjoy sex, they need a remedy to the vaginal dryness. One of the ways of treating the vaginal dryness is finding out the source. This read looks at some of the causes of vaginal dryness.

Changes in Hormones

lady resting in bedThe changes in hormones are one of the leading causes of vaginal dryness. As we had stated earlier on, vaginal dryness is typical in women who are approaching menopause or who are in their menopause.

These women just like the other women need sex and this explain why many such women are usually in search of remedies to lubricate their vaginas. When women age, the estrogen levels equally decrease thereby leading to vaginal dryness. Various issues like childbirth, breastfeeding can cause the hormonal changes, and menopause but to mention a few.  The radiation and chemotherapy treatment can also lead to low estrogen levels in the body and therefore, vaginal dryness.


Some of the medications that women take can lead to vaginal dryness. Some medications especially those that are used in the treatment of cold and allergy contain antihistamines.

The antihistamines affect the balance and the secretion of various hormones in the bodies. Such medications also affect the balance and the secretion of the estrogen hormones which leads to the vaginal dryness.


Lack of quality foreplay is one of the leading causes of vaginal dryness. One of the ways of ensuring that the vagina gets wets especially before intercourse is so that the vagina gets sufficiently lubrication.

Men, unlike women, take time to be sexually aroused. This explains why kissing and caressing is particularly crucial to the women than the men as it helps to bring them to the same level. Having quality foreplay with your partner will help her to get her vagina sufficient lubrication.


intimate couple having fun Last but not least, the worry is another leading cause of the vaginal dryness. When a woman is stressed or depressed, she is usually out of touch.

This explains why most women who are traditionally either anxious or stressed are usually not interested in sexual intercourse. When a woman is stressed it means the blood will not sufficiently flow in the genitals and will, therefore, lead to the dryness of the same.