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Is vaginal dryness absolute? can diet and nutriton help?

By Anonymous August 10, 2011 - 9:58pm
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I have not always had dryness when aroused problems. My dryness started after my first son was born. There was alot of tissue tearing. SO I used to be very wet on my own and need no lube / aide at getting wet and now i need it every time. I looked on the internet to see if there was anything I could as far eating and drink that would encourage my body to create more "wetness." Other than staying properly hydrated I ran into a brick wall. Most of the other information I found was more like high school hall gossip like licking your fingers (which works horribly).

Are there foods I should avoid? Are there foods that would more beneficial to eat?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your question. I'm sorry to hear your frustration with vaginal dryness. If you want to try to produce more natural lubrication without the need for lubricants all the time--Add soy to your diet, if you tolerate it well. Soy products have isoflavones, which may increase vaginal lubrication. Soy mixed with flaxseed can be a potent combination that mimics the natural action of estrogen, a hormone that increases vaginal lubrication. Don't consume caffeine (or limit it as much as possible), consume LOTS of water, and keep in mind that certain medications such as antihistamines can also cause vaginal dryness.

As far as other things you can avoid-- don't douche, avoid harsh scented soap or anything containing harsh chemicals.

Continue to use the lubricant because lubrication isn't going to increase over night. Once you feel comfortable with your partner, then you can decrease the amount that you use little by little until you no longer need it.

I hope this helps,


August 11, 2011 - 7:42am
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