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Vaginal dryness in premenopausal women

We've all heard of vaginal dryness during menopause. But it also affects at least 17% of premenopausal women.

What are the symptoms?

  • Chafing, burning

  • Bacterial and yeast infections

  • Soreness

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) that don’t go away or that reoccur

  • Vaginal itching or stinging

  • Loss of interest in sex

  • Pain during sex

  • Light bleeding after penetrating sex

What causes vaginal dryness?

Reduced estrogen levels are the main cause. Estrogen is a hormone that helps keep vaginal tissue healthy by maintaining normal vaginal moisture, tissue elasticity and acidity. The most common cause of reduced estrogen is during perimenopause and menopause. With less estrogen also comes a thinning of the vaginal tissues which makes the vagina more fragile. But there are other causes that are not age- or disease-related and can in many cases be avoided.

Non-age-related dryness:

Soap-based products


Detergents and fabric softeners


Emotional imbalances



Allergy and cold medicine

Birth control pills

Alcohol and heavy smoking


Asthma medicine

Radiation and chemotherapy

Immune disorders

How can our products help to relieve dryness?

While you are identifying the underlying cause

there are things you can do yourself to ease the symptoms.

  1. Use any of our oil-based cleansers daily.

  2. Apply Lip Balm to the outer and inner labia and the vaginal opening mornings and nights.

  3. For an extra hydration boost, apply Wet Lips and finish off with Lip Balm. 👌

  4. Always use our lube during sex.

Dr. Rebecka Kaplan recommends using the Lip Balm to treat dryness in the vulvar area.

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