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Vaginal dryness – symptoms, causes, and prevention

Emma Harpham  |   9 Aug 2023


Vaginal dryness – this common yet under-discussed issue can affect vagina-owners of all ages, causing discomfort, pain, and impacting overall well-being.

Today, we’re delving into the various causes and symptoms of vaginal dryness, while also providing valuable insights into prevention and management techniques.

Together with Liz the Content Specialist at AH! YES® (YES® in the UK) we’ve created this supportive resource that helps you understand this condition better and empowers you to take control of your reproductive health.

Watch below to learn more, or skip straight over to their range of intimate health products and get 20% off with the code TRB20.

What is vaginal dryness?

“If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, itching, burning or feeling of dryness in your vaginal area, you may well be experiencing vaginal dryness.

Around 17% of women experienced additional dryness and that number soars to over 90% for postmenopausal women.”

If you’re in discomfort, give yourself a break and get support. Whether it’s visiting your gynecologist, trying a vaginal moisturiser or switching up your intimate care routine.

Why do we experience vaginal dryness and what are the causes?

“Estrogen is responsible for keeping your vagina moist and keeping it lubricated. When we see a drop in estrogen levels, which can happen for a number of reasons throughout our lives, then we may well start to experience itching, dryness, pain and discomfort in the vaginal area”

Next time you feel that tell-tale feeling of dryness, come back to this handy pocket guide.

How can we prevent and treat vaginal dryness?

“There’s not one way that we can do this, it really depends on the cause. But once you’ve ruled out any infection, you may wish to try a vaginal moisturiser and or a lubricant.

YES® WB, our water-based lubricant, will provide you with a really quick release of moisture. It’s going to hydrate your skin, your cells and your vaginal area.

YES® OB is our plant oil-based lubricant, to protect and soothe.

YES® VM, is our vaginal moisturiser, a fantastic option for anybody that is experiencing day-to-day vaginal dryness.”

Vaginal dryness is a concern that transcends age, as factors such as hormonal changes, medications, and lifestyle choices can contribute to its occurrence.

By addressing the causes and recognizing the symptoms early on, you can make informed decisions about your health and seek the appropriate guidance.

Whether you’re experiencing this issue personally or are seeking information to support a loved one, use code TRB20 to get 20% off of AH! YES® and YES® intimate care products

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