Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
The first step to improve vaginal dryness during sex is to try to increase your natural lubrication.
If you increase the amount of time that you spend in foreplay (kissing, touching, and other romantic connections with your partner before sexual intercourse is attempted), you may find that you have more lubrication.
Since many women complain of irritation or dryness as a side effect from spermicide, you should avoid using spermicide as your form of birth control.
After trying these things, we recommend that you purchase an over-the-counter, water-soluble vaginal lubricant to use during sex. Examples include Astroglide and K-Y lubricant.
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- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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