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When I first started having sex, I could easily get super wet, no lube was needed, and I was never tight. However about a month or two later up until now, I can't ever get wet and I am always super tight. Is something wrong? How do I change this?


Hi time_away

Vaginal Dryness in a symptom of vaginal atrophy due to lack of estrogen supply to the female genital organ. It doesn't only causes painful sex or known as dyspareunia, but also certain uncomfortable conditions, such as burning sensation during urination, vaginal discharge, itching and soreness in the vagina, irritation or injury to the vaginal wall, and susceptible to bacterial infections.

The connection between vaginal dryness and vaginal tightness

Insufficient lubrication on the vagina doesn't only causes dyspareunia or other impact as mentioned above, which is leading to sexual dysfunction or poor female arousal, but it can also reduce the elasticity and tightness of vaginal walls and muscles. Eventually, prolonged condition of this symptom can make the vagina become thin (wall/vaginal tissues), loose and loss its contractions (wall and muscle).

Identification of vaginal dryness

The main cause of vaginal dryness is estrogen deficiency causing poor supply of estrogen to female genital organ. This deficiency can be happened after childbirth, breastfeeding, hormonal imbalance during menstruation, side effects of oral contraceptives, side effects of certain medications (antidepressants, fertility drugs, and some other potential drugs), menopause, unhealthy lifestyle (heavy alcohol drinker, stress), episiotomy during childbirth process, and chemotherapy, including psychological factors (stress, depression, fatigue).

At this point, we know and perhaps you already know that the root cause of vaginal dryness is estrogen deficiency causing your vagina have less supply or even stop at all (particularly among postmenopausal women) with your own estrongen, making your vagina less ability or even inability in producing vaginal fluids.

So, how to maintain your estrogen levels?

Many women with vaginal dryness asked "How to overcome vaginal dryness?", but less of them also asked "How to overcome their estrogen deficiency?". As the result, many sufferers found a solution with a simply external lubricants which can't help them at all in maintaining their estrogen levels rather than simply lubricates their vagina for "temporary treatment" to cope with painful sex and more pleasure during sexual intercourse.

It is very wise if you are to look for vaginal lubricant that have estrogenic activities to stimulate vaginal fluid production, replace your insufficient levels of estrogen supply to your female genital organ to support vaginal fluid production which also beneficial for rejuvenating the tissues and muscle, and an ability to increase your own-estrogen delivery to your genital organ through estrogen receptors in the genital area.

Since your own-estrogen also be supplied to other organs and mechanisms (bone, breasts, nail, lipid metabolism, hair, cardiovascular, and much more), all of that effects of external vaginal lubricant becomes the best cure for vaginal dryness and other vaginal atrophy symptoms that works from the root causes while giving instantaneous lubrication to cope with current vaginal dryness.

These symptoms are common in menopausal and postmenopausal women as they are not producing estrogen hormone anymore. However, these symptoms can also be happened to fertile women in any level of deficiency due to poor nutrient intake, unhealthy lifestyle, breastfeeding, diseases, side effect of medications and much more.

Overall, there are two mechanisms to overcome and cure vaginal dryness:

  1. Short-term therapy Of course, you need to overcome current condition of vaginal dryness, and the water-based gel/cream is the best type of external vaginal lubricant as it won't trap harmful bacteria causing infections like oil-based cream.
  2. Long-term therapy The external vaginal lubricant should have estrogenic activities that can stimulate vaginal fluid production and/or increasing your own-estrogen supply to your vagina for same job (stimulate vaginal fluid production). Increasing estrogen supply to your genital organ or using certain phytoestrogen with active estrogenic activities in your genital organ doesn't only cure vaginal dryness, but also rejuvenate the tone of your vaginal muscle for more strength due to its ability in increasing vaginal muscle mass and rejuvenate your vaginal tissues for more youthful, thick, strength, and elastic due to increased your collagen production and exposed to whole vaginal tissues.

This way, you are not only overcoming vaginal dryness by simply lubricates your vagina, but also in few days your vagina has an ability to produce own vaginal fluid production and relieved from vaginal atrophy symptoms, including rejuvenate and tighten up your vaginal wall and muscle.

Hope this helps. Good luck