Vaginal dryness affects one in six women and becomes more common during menopause. This natural phenomenon due to a hormonal upheaval can also be caused by a change in lifestyle or a genital infection. Fortunately, solutions exist to overcome this intimate problem. Discover them.
What is vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness, also called intimate dryness, is simply a lack of hydration in the vagina. Usually, this lubrication process is carried out by the mucous membranes of the vagina as well as the secretions produced by the cervix. The reduction of the latter therefore leads to droughts which can affect the quality of life of the affected woman. Indeed, vaginal pain can occur during sexual intercourse but also infections and fungal infections.
These droughts can occur during a hormonal upheaval such as menopause, a change in contraception, following childbirth or a disease that disrupts the vaginal flora. They can also be caused by wearing tight clothes, temporary stress, tobacco, alcohol, certain medications or taking drugs.
What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness?
The most frequent symptoms are characterized by itching, irritation, redness and pain during sexual intercourse. The woman with vaginal dryness will be more exposed to vaginal and urinary infections. Eventually, a decrease in libido can also be observed.
What are vaginal dryness causes?
Vaginal dryness is caused by a change in the cervical mucus that drains into the vagina and in the vaginal and uterine mucous membranes. This uterine mucosa, by desquamating and being eliminated through the vagina, ensures hydration and cleaning: it makes it possible to evacuate the dead cells of the vagina which, like those of the skin, are constantly regenerated.
During certain periods of life, the vaginal mucosa changes and becomes fragile. It can lose elasticity and lose its moisturizing and acidifying quality as well as its self-cleaning capacity.
Several factors can cause vaginal dryness:
- the cessation of production of female hormones by the ovaries (such as estrogen and progesterone) during
- variations in the menstrual cycle;
- the tobacco ;
- the stress ;
- tiredness ;
- the pregnancy ;
- poor intimate hygiene;
- taking certain medications;
- the alcohol ;
Vaginal dryness: the benefits of geisha balls
To rebalance the vaginal flora, many solutions exist. Among them: geisha balls. This object of intimate pleasure but also perineal rehabilitation has real benefits for women with vaginal dryness. Indeed, in contact with the friction of the balls, the nerve endings of the walls of the vagina are immediately solicited and lubricate themselves naturally. Regular, long-term use is recommended to help combat dryness. Results ? Geisha balls improve your health as well as your sexual comfort. Consult the products of your choice on specialized sites. There is something for every taste ! Do not hesitate to combine this sex toy with a lubricant if you are a beginner.
In some cases, this method will not suffice. For some postmenopausal women, hormone treatment will, for example, be more recommended.
How to properly use geisha balls?
Before use, it is advisable to wash your geisha balls thoroughly with soapy water and go to the toilet to empty your bladder. Once the object is ready for use, make yourself comfortable and lubricate the balls with a suitable product. Gently insert it by turning it and leaving the cord out of the hole. However, at the slightest discomfort, remove the object. A little adaptation time may be necessary to tame the object, take your time.
Depending on your age, you can find love balls in many sizes, weights, and colors. In order not to make a mistake when making your choice, first of all take into account the degree of tone of your perineum. If it is not muscular due to pregnancy or menopause, gently re-muscle it with standard-diameter geisha balls. Like a sport, rigorous practice will make you progress to bigger balls.