Help with vaginal dryness

There are several common causes of vaginal dryness during intercourse. These include:

Hormonal changes

Fluctuations in hormone levels, particularly a decrease in estrogen, can lead to vaginal dryness. This can occur during menopause, breastfeeding, or certain stages of the menstrual cycle.


Some medications, such as certain types of birth control pills, antihistamines, and antidepressants, can cause vaginal dryness as a side effect.

Stress and anxiety

Emotional factors, including stress and anxiety, can affect sexual arousal and natural lubrication. When the body is in a heightened state of stress, it may produce less vaginal lubrication.

Certain health conditions

Conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that affects moisture-producing glands, can cause vaginal dryness. Other conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and certain autoimmune diseases can also contribute to dryness.

Surgical procedures or treatments

Certain surgeries, such as hysterectomy or removal of the ovaries, can lead to hormonal changes and vaginal dryness. Additionally, radiation or chemotherapy treatments for cancer can affect vaginal lubrication.

If you are experiencing vaginal dryness during intercourse, speak with a provider at Refined Women’s Wellness who can help identify the underlying cause and suggest appropriate treatment options. Book your complimentary consultation today.