Quantity varies from woman to woman. Thank Julie for tackling a tough subject. Paul Byerly October 30, at Plus, lubing both sides of the condom greatly decreases the chance of condom tearing. This lubrication occurs when the glands that surround the opening of the vagina have increased blood flow to the surrounding tissues as a response to sexual arousal. Copyright , Julie Sibert. Here's her prescription:
The physical act of sex may not be as important as other aspects of sexuality. Many women do not even feel that they have sexual desire until they have had direct physical stimulation for 5 or 10 minutes, and this may be one contributing factor. Too wet for good friction? Of the vaginal symptoms that occur with the menopause, a lack of lubrication during sex is often the first to be noticed. These include hot flushes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, tiredness, mood changes, memory loss, joint and muscle pain, breast tenderness, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, a lack of interest in sex, headache and weight gain. Here are some period sex tips:
And it's kind of funny. Sex educator Laura Berman told Everyday Health that cigarettes can decrease circulation, which can intensify vaginal dryness. Inside the body, the top of the vagina expands. Type keyword s to search. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.
In my practice, I prescribe estrogen suppositories or rings that are placed in the vagina, and a small amount of testosterone cream that is massaged on the clitoris. Using a good lubricant can make sex more comfortable and pleasurable. Your genitals may feel warm, and your underwear may feel damp, moist, or soaked. I had to have a complete hysterectomy to save my life. Woman-on-top or side-to-side are both great postpartum picks for those reasons. And even those two women didn't use them every time they had sex. What should I know before I use a condom?