In another article, we talked about how often married couples had sex and whether regular sex was necessary for a good marriage. This article deals with another common issue of real moms regarding their sex lives, namely, vaginal dryness.
When Sex is More Painful than Pleasurable
Many moms complained of lack of lubrication or oversensitivity—that in spite of foreplay, they would “dry up” faster than they would before and intercourse would be painful. Husbands would take it personally, feeling inadequate and worried their lovemaking was not up to par. To some extent, married women felt that that added even more pressure to not just having sex but enjoying it, if only to make husband feel better.
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Unfortunately, it would result in a vicious cycle—the harder they’d try to have fun with sex, the less fun it actually was.
Odette, a mother of two, said, “It got to the point that I’d dread sex kasi masakit, tapos nagiging sensitive pa ang asawa ko.” Another wondered, “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I get excited? Related ba yan sa age? Don’t tell me frigid na ako…”
According to the MayoClinic.com, Vaginal dryness or atrophic vaginitis is a common occurrence for women who are hitting menopause. Normally, there is a thin layer of moisture that coats your vaginal walls. As you get older, hormonal changes affect the amount and consistence of the moisture.
Click here to read on about Atrophic Vaginitis and how to cure as well as prevent it.