Lubrication, Lubrication, Lubrication - Say Goodbye To Vaginal Dryness Today!
Just because you're not wet it doesn’t mean you’re not interested. A little lubrication can go a long way in improving your sex life.
Vaginal dryness can be caused by many factors - it’s a very common condition that affects most women at some point in their lives. And just because you’re not wet it doesn’t mean you’re not interested. It’s also possible to be dripping one minute and then weirdly dry the next (this often happens after climaxing).
The amount of natural lubrication a woman produces varies according to oestrogen levels, and can be affected by your menstrual cycle, childbirth, breastfeeding or the menopause.
As a woman matures, it also takes longer for her to become aroused, and her lubrication is not so acidic (which can make her more susceptible to vaginal and urinary tract infections, like cystitis).
Medications like antihistamines, antidepressants and the Pill, together with your stress levels and how much you drink and smoke, can also have an influence.
Adding saliva to your own juices is a help, but spit dries out quickly when it’s exposed to air, so keep a glass of water nearby to moisten your mouth. Better still, invest in one of the umpteen specially formulated personal lubricants now on the market - these can transform painful intercourse into slippery bliss, and they’re great for pleasuring both of you.
Top tip! Sometimes the idea of using lubricant can make a man feel uncomfortable - he may wonder why he isn’t enough to turn you on, and feel insulted that you should need any extra help. Spare him the biology lecture - you don’t want to spoil the mood.
Instead massage his bruised ego with the following advice from ex-call girl Tracy Quan: “Tell him he’s more, ahem, challenging than average. You really need that extra lube to keep things comfy, because you’re not accustomed to a man of his hugely impressive dimensions.”
Refreshingly frank and funny, actress and presenter Julie Peasgood delivers practical information to transform your sex life. The Greatest Sex Tips in the World explores the world of eroticism, revealing secrets and techniques that will energise and enhance your enjoyment.