Female dryness has many different causes, so why shouldn’t you treat it with multiple cures? There are ways to treat and prevent female dryness even if you’re not quite sure what’s causing the trouble…unless you have something against eating a little dark chocolate every day.
Food for female dryness
There are lots of reasons women may begin to feel less sexual desire. Menopause, aging, stress at work, weight gain — lots of everyday events have a way of making women feel less sexy. You can’t force yourself to feel desire, and if you try to fake it you may only be causing yourself the agony of dyspareunia, painful sex. Some foods may have the ability to naturally boost the female libido — and none of them are raw oysters.
Dark chocolate. A study conducted in Italy showed that women who eat dark chocolate have a higher sex drive than those who do not. But don’t go overboard if you’re going to try it out. Eat only one serving of dark chocolate a day, and make sure it’s at least 70% cocoa.
Pine nuts. Zinc-rich pine nuts promote testosterone production in the body. The testosterone hormone is known for producing desire. Eat just a handful of nuts daily to see if it boosts your own.
Pomegranate. The high levels of antioxidants in pomegranates boosts nitric oxide levels in the blood. This may help to increase blood flow in your sexual organs to naturally boost desire.
Painful sex will turn anyone off. If you’re experiencing pain during sex, it’s only natural to feel a decrease in desire and an unwillingness to attempt intercourse. Female dryness makes sex a chore instead of a pleasure, but you have options for treating it.
Lubrication. When your own natural lubrication isn’t enough to manage female dryness, supplement it with
over-the-counter lubricants. Place the lubricant directly in the vaginal canal prior to sex. You can even make the application of the lubricant a part of foreplay. Get your partner involved to make sex more enjoyable for both of you.
Vaginal estrogen cream. Prescription vaginal estrogen cream helps to replace the estrogen your body is lacking, delivering the hormone right to your sexual organs. The cream boosts your own natural lubrication. Simply apply it to the vagina several times a week, as prescribed, to improve natural lubrication. Vaginal estrogen cream is useful to women even when female dryness isn’t an issue. It also helps to prevent urinary tract infections, which become more common in women with age.