You might be thinking that vaginal dryness only occurs with women in menopause. Well, that is definitely not the case. Did you know that even women in their twenties or thirties can experience vaginal dryness? This can be very annoying, especially sex can be painful. There are many possible causes for a dry vagina.
Most women prefer going to the dentist than visiting a gynaecologist. It sounds rather logical because it can be embarrassing to reveal your intimate parts. You can feel quite vulnerable in a chair with your legs up. It sure isn’t comfortable. But is visiting the gynaecologist a thing to be afraid of? It helps when you know what to expect.
Every woman has some sort of vaginal discharge and the amount of discharge is individual for each woman. The same is for smell. Every person has its own smell. What is “normal” or “abnormal” is therefore for you yourself to know. You have to take into consideration that the amount of discharge is not constant but influenced by hormones of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, sexual arousal, stress, age. So how do you know if your discharge is normal?
It goes without saying that, when washing or showering, you shouldn’t neglect your vagina. All parts of your body need cleaning after all. But our vagina is a very sensitive area so you might like to consider some do’s and don’ts for good vaginal hygiene.