A declining estrogen level, (less estrogen production) is the most common cause of vaginal dryness. This leads to thinning and drying of the vaginal wall, which causes sexual intimacy to become painful. You may find yourself trying to avoid sexual relations with your partner just because it has become painful and you don't know why or what you can do about it. The latest statistics show:
95% of all adult women suffer from occasional vaginal dryness. The birth of a child, stress and diet are common factors.
Vaginal dryness affects 50% of post-menopausal women aged 51-60.
54% of sexually active women (39 million) express a desire to improve sexual intimacy and performance in their relationships.
The first time I noticed the dryness and pain associated with intimacy with my husband, I thought something was horribly wrong. I wondered if I had some disease! It was very scary until I did some research and realized what was going on. I was in perimenopause but didn't even realize it. However, as mentioned above, there can be other reasons for vaginal dryness besides perimenopause.
According to Time Magazine October 21, 2009: " Most of the lubricants in the U.S. - drugstores sold $82 million worth of them that year - contain chemicals found in oven cleaner, brake fluid and antifreeze."
I have tried many on the market such as K-Y Jelly and AstroGlide but there was always a reason I continued my search for the perfect one.
There is one product I use on a regular basis, and I could not be without it. The name is Aloe Cadabra. As you may guess, it contains mostly the ingredient of aloe (organic) which has many healing properties itself. It also has Vitamin E Oil and a few other ingredients.
It is made with high quality ingredients, it does not dry out during that time of intimacy, it does not irritate or cause a burning feeling in the vaginal walls, and it is non-toxic. It is so good for your body that it is listed on www.cosmeticsdatabase.org website and it has the lowest score for being toxic.
This is very important as we are constantly putting toxins into our bodies on a daily basis without even noticing. Toxins can make a huge difference in the way you will experience symptoms of menopause or even hormonal imbalances. (Go to www.menopause.com and read about toxins if you don't have a clue.)