Why am I so dry down there?

Even though it’s not much talked about, vaginal dryness is common, and it affects women of all ages. It’s prevalent in older women — up to 60 percent of postmenopausal women, as well as some women who are perimenopausal experience vaginal dryness — but younger women can suffer, too. 

What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

  • Endometriosis
  • After childbirth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Oral contraceptive use
  • Breast Cancer
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome

What does vaginal dryness feel like?

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Soreness
  • Tightness
  • Vulvar irritation
  • Pain around the vagina
  • Pain inside the vagina

Mild dryness may be only an annoyance, but even moderate vaginal dryness can cause painful sex, a frequent urge to urinate, painful urination, and recurring urinary tract infections.

Does menopause cause vaginal dryness? 

As we push into our 40s and 50s, the ovaries begin to shut down, producing less and less of the female hormone estrogen which may lead to dryness.

Dryness, along with itching and burning, is a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy.

Here are some ways to help relieve symptoms of vaginal atrophy:

  • Do have sex regularly whether alone or with a partner to increase blood flow to the pelvic region.

Is A Vaginal Moisturizer Right For you?

Get Relief From Vaginal Dryness

  • Mia Vita Gel

    Mia Vita® Gel


    Our intimate skin moisturizer relieves painful vulvar and vaginal dryness, itching, and burning.

  • Mia Vita Personal Lubricant & Moisturizer

    Mia Vita® Personal Lubricant & Moisturizer


    FDA-cleared nonprescription relief from vaginal dryness. It’s applied intravaginally to hydrate the delicate tissue of the vagina.

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