Vaginal dryness is one of those pesky perimenopause and menopause symptoms, but a personal lubricant can alleviate much of your discomfort. The right lube will make sex less painful, and if you’re prone to yeast infections or UTIs or are just looking for something that is all-natural, BeeFriendly’s Organic Vaginal Moisturizer and Personal Lubricant ($26.59, Amazon) is the way to go.
As we age and our estrogen drops, our vaginal tissues become drier, thinner, and more rigid. This issue can also affect pregnant women as their hormones fluctuate during pregnancy. As a result, not only can sex become painful, but also every day life can be disrupted by bouts of itching and burning.
This oil-based lube is made of four potent natural ingredients — water, extra virgin olive oil, organic beeswax, and vitamin E oil — that will soften skin, reduce itching and chafing, and lessen inflammation and irritation. It’s also paraben, fragrance, and estrogen free, so you can feel good about using it on your most sensitive parts. Even better, the non-sticky formula makes it easy to apply in the morning before you go about your day.
One enthusiastic Amazon reviewer wrote: “So far I am very impressed with this cream. Menopause has been getting the best of me. The dryness and itchiness are horrible. Just a week of using this has made a huge difference! I love that it isn’t full of chemicals. It feels natural — not [sticky]. A little goes a long way best to start with a small amount and add more later if needed. This is a game changer for me.” Another woman even called it a “miracle in a jar.”
While menopause is a given, a good vaginal moisturizer can work wonders when it comes to restoring your vibrancy and making intimate times enjoyable again.