Vaginal Dryness can occur with inadequate stimulation before sex. It can also be the natural result of aging, especially post menopause, when a decrease in estrogen causes the vaginal tissues to become thinner and produce less natural lubrication. An Essential Fatty Acid deficiency can also be a contributing factor. GLA and Omega 3s may be quite helpful, as can Ginkgo Biloba.
What can I do?Try adding GLA to your supplement program. It is an essential fatty acid needed for healthy moist skin and also for hormone production. Women with hormone imbalances (seen as PMS, menopause symptoms) or dry skin, dandruff, etc. have these symptoms as a result of GLA deficiency. Painful intercouse can be a result of dry vaginal skin, and for this reason, we recommend GLA for any woman who appears deficient in the fatty acid.
Ginkgo Biloba has been used for centuries to improve circulation. It is one of the better researched herbs used for improved memory, antioxidant properties and general ciculation. Its circulatory benefits are not limited to the upper region of the body. Many people experience increased sex drive and more frequent and longer lasting climax as a result of better circulation to the sex organs.
Encourage your partner to try things that will make you feel more aroused. Don't criticize, but instead guide them by showing them what feels good to you. You may also simply need a little more time to be ready. You may choose to keep a water-based sexual lubricant nearby. Be sure to only use lubricants formulated specifically for sexual activity, they should be clean and free of irritating ingredients. (NEVER use Vaseline, suntan lotions, or other lotions that may be petroleum or oil-based, these can increase your chances of getting an infection, and they can degrade the latex in condoms.)
For vaginal discomfort and dryness due to low estrogen, your doctor may be able to prescribe a low dose topical estrogen to help "plump up" and moisten the tissues.