Studies show that at least one in five women suffers from vaginal dryness, a condition that is exactly what it sounds like. It can be caused by a myriad of things — stress, lack of foreplay, or an antihistamine you're taking, just to name a few. But the good news is that it can also be treated in a number of ways, ranging from "things you have in your pantry" to "things you need to get from your doctor. Lube, obviously. Somehow, despite this website very strongly advocating for lubricant for basically forever, people are still not talking about lube enough. Everyone who has sex should be using lube, even if dryness isn't an issue.
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Should I Use Coconut Oil as a Lube for Vaginal Dryness?
Ah, lube. This slippery tool is amazing to grab when you want to take that orgasm up a notch, or when you're facing a dry situation down there and need a quick fix it happens. So it's natural that sometimes you'd want a DIY option when you realize you're totally out of the stuff and sex is on the table. But experts say you might want to think twice before putting any old lube substitute up there.
Oils for Vaginal Dryness: What Works?
I laughed at the mention of storing Crisco in a crystal jar because it sounded like one of my ideas. Many of my patients use Crisco prior to exercise and other activities because it tends to protect them from irritation. I also have used Crisco as a base for some sexual lubricants that I have compounded, and it seems to work very well. Another novel remedy: I often recommend cold milk to relieve vaginal irritations and to boost the effect of topical steroids prior to their use—I even patented the treatment and am in the process of licensing it to a consumer company. I previously had a product on the market for treating diaper rash, sore breasts from nursing, irritation from exercise, and other complaints using the same technology and patent.
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