52–year-old Meggie, who suffers from vaginal dryness, was recommended the use of coconut oil as treatment. Understandable, right? After all, coconut oil is often used as moisturizer for dry feet, hands and even hair, since its virtues as moisturizer are widely agreed up
Statistically, 66% of women over 60 years old and 33% of the general female population suffer from vaginal dryness. Though It is a common physiological phenomenon, unfortunately, it is hardly discussed, and is poorly treated.
Which is precisely why our first order of business is to remove the veil of shame and guilt/self-consciousness surrounding this subject, and simply let you know that you are not alone
With the kids all grown up, Jane and Eric went on vacation last weekend, as they often do, these days. After all, it's one of the perks of parenting adult kids… But this vacation was different from the previous ones, and not in a good way. Sex became painful, due to dryness Jane was experiencing "down under". So painful, actually, that she chose to refrain from sex altogether. She couldn’t, however, refrain from thinking about her sex-deprived husband, which added guilt to her already existing frustration.
"In my case, it's post-sex infections rather than dehydration - every time we have sex I end up with a vaginal infection, (which is) sometimes accompanied by urinary tract infection. I tried everything I could think of, but all my efforts failed. My partner is extremely frustrated. See, before menopause I used to be a sex goddess, and now sex has become this dreaded, almost impossible task. Is this what my life is going to be like, from now on?"