How Does Vaginal Dryness Affect Sex Life After Childbirth?
The vagina protects itself by secreting fluid during sexual intercourse. Vaginal fluids secreted with sexual arousal are in a sense the defense mechanism of the vagina against friction. The condition that the vagina is not wet enough during sexual intercourse is called vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness, which makes postpartum sexuality difficult, may develop due to hormonal changes. Insufficient wetting in the vagina and lack of lubrication are one of the reasons for painful sexual intercourse. The problem of vaginal dryness, which comes to the fore with the deterioration of the vaginal flora after childbirth, can cause pain and burning sensation during intercourse, causing women to avoid sexual intercourse. Vaginal dryness can be treated with different approaches. An obstetrician and gynecologist you can consult in the face of this problem will create a treatment plan according to the causes of the vaginal dryness problem. There are some things you can do individually and with your partner in the face of vaginal dryness . You can support the planned treatment for vaginal dryness individually and as a couple by:
– Using a lubricant gel recommended by the doctor
– Extending the foreplay time
– Keeping in touch with the partner
– Making room for different techniques and positions in sexuality
– Helping the body maintain its moisture balance
– vaginal hygiene , avoiding cleaning products that will trigger dryness and damage the natural structure of the vagina