Perimenopause

10 Natural Lubricants to Beat Menopausal Dryness

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Ah, vaginal dryness — the instant bedroom mood killer. For the roughly 32 million women in America who experience it on a regular basis, according to a 2014 study published in Clinical Medical Insights: Reproductive Health, that can be a real problem without a good lubricant on hand. Luckily, we’ve found a stellar selection of top-notch, natural lubricants that can help to set things right.

What causes vaginal dryness?

According to Healthline, there are a whole host of reasons you might be feeling dryer-than-normal “down there,” with falling estrogen levels due to menopause leading the pack.

With less estrogen to go around, our vaginal tissues produce less of their own natural fluids, causing the area to become dry for up to 80 percent of menopausal women and roughly 50 percent of women post-menopause.

Other causes of vaginal dryness may include childbirth, breastfeeding, smoking, depression, excessive stress, rigorous exercise, medication, and more.

The Best Natural Lubricant

If you’re suffering from dryness, be it from menopause or an immune system disorder, lubricant can bring much-needed relief. But while there are hundreds of menopause lubricants on the market, not all are created equal. Parabens and glycerin (a sugar alcohol commonly found in lubes that may increase your risk of yeast infections) can irritate the delicate vaginal area. So if you have sensitive skin or just prefer organic ingredients, a natural product is the way to go.

We’ve rounded up the best natural lubricants for menopause to help you feel more like yourself. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST for Women’s picks for the best natural lubricant for menopausal dryness.

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