A guide to getting intimate when you suffer from intimate dryness
We have all been there, that feeling of disconnection with your partner is not an uncommon one, and it has been proven time and time again that having sex can make you feel so much more united. In fact, according to a survey by Vagisil ProHydrate, 70% of British women say sexual intimacy makes them feel more emotionally connected to their partner. But if you are one of the many that experience vaginal dryness, which can make sex painful at worse and uncomfortable at best, chances are that you are not that up for it! But that needn’t be the case. What if we could tell you that there was a solution – you’d take it wouldn’t you? Well you are in luck because the clever people at Vagisil have have been working tirelessly with gynecologists and consumers alike for over 40 years to create products that actually work to get help treat all these issues.
According to a recent survey by Vagisil ProHydrate, 70% of British women say sexual intimacy makes them feel more emotionally connected to their partner yet nearly half of women (48%) rate their sex lives as average or below average and this is even higher (54%) for those suffering intimate dryness. If this sounds like you, you need not suffer in silence, as around a third of women suffer from intimate dryness. And it has been reported that it affects more than just your sex life, impacting both self-confidence and how attractive you feel!
So, what causes it?
Kate Taylor, Sexual Wellness Expert gives us the 411:
“Vaginal Dryness is a silent nightmare for many women. It’s most often caused by hormonal changes – a drop in oestrogen affects the amount of natural lubrication in the vagina, making it dry, irritated and sore. As well as the physical discomfort, vaginal dryness can cause emotional distress too, with women unable to have sex which can cause feelings of guilt or isolation. While the causes of vaginal dryness are often a natural part of life, the symptoms don’t have to be. There are many ways to ease the discomfort quickly and easily.”
Vagisil’s ProHydrate range has come to the rescue. After 5 years of research and clinical testing, the range has been developed to specifically help treat women who suffer from intimate dryness and the results speak for themselves with 9 out of 10 women recommending the product range to others suffering the same condition.
How Does it Work?
The bio-adherent formula in the Vagisil Pro-Hydrate Internal Hydrating Gel contains a substance called ProHydrate Complex, a unique blend of moisturisers including Hyaluronic Acid, which feels like your own natural moisture. This coats the vaginal wall and slowly releases moisture over time to relieve dryness so you can feel comfortable and ready whenever the moment is right. Another popular product in the range, the Vagisil ProHydrate Intimate Wash is so gentle it can be used daily and has a unique blend of moisturisers; as well as the aforementioned Hyaluronic Acid it also contains Jojoba and Shea Butter that will nourish intimate skin. Then there is the Vagisil ProHydrate External Hydrating Gel, which relieves and replenishes dry, uncomfortable vaginal skin to make intimacy way more comfortable and it can also make your intimate skin feel much healthier too. And just in case you are wondering, each of the products are formulated without added estrogens or parabens. Which makes us very happy indeed.
Check out the rest of the range at here. The Vagisil ProHydrate range is available at Boots and Superdrug