Vaginal Dryness

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Vaginal Dryness

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Here's Why Your Vagina Is Dry And How To Deal With It

Vaginal dryness probably isn't a health issue you chat about with the girls over a glass of rosé. But chances are, if you brought it up, someone at the table could relate. Though it's most common when estrogen levels tank during menopause, vagina dryness can happen to any woman at any age.

If your vagina is dry, chances are your hormones are to blame. Specifically, estrogen. "The tissue in the vulva and vagina have testosterone and estrogen receptors, means it's sensitive to those hormones. [Their presence] drives blood flow to the tissue," Tami Rowen, M.D., an ob/gyn at UCSF Medical Center specializing in sexual health concerns, tells SELF. Anything that lowers…

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