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I am embarrassed at the large amount of vaginal lubrication I experience when I become aroused. I have been sexually active for seven years but it is only in the last year and a half that I've had this experience. I seem to suffer thrush symptoms quite regularly, though not full-blown thrush.
Sure, your vagina has been with you your entire life, but how much do you actually know about it? Whether you've been too shy to ask or don't know where to look for information, chances are there are plenty of things that you've wondered about the area down there. From what to expect after childbirth to normal sexual functions, read on to find out surprising facts you may not know about your lady parts.
Vaginal lubrication is a naturally produced fluid that lubricates a woman's vagina. Vaginal lubrication is always present, but production increases significantly near ovulation and during sexual arousal in anticipation of sexual intercourse. Vaginal dryness is the condition in which this lubrication is insufficient, and sometimes artificial lubricants are used to augment it.
Vaginal wetness varies from woman to woman and from one sexual encounter to the next. There are several possible reasons your lube level has increased. If you've recently started or stopped using the birth control pill, or switched to a new one, hormonal fluctuations could be the cause.
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Vaginal dryness occurs when the tissues of the vagina are not well lubricated and healthy. Vaginal dryness can cause pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, which may affect your relationship with your partner. The condition can also lead to bacterial or yeast infections.
We got a few questions from our readers about wetness down there and went straight to the expert, certified sex therapist Dr. Janet Brito, for answers. The glands in your cervix and vaginal wall create essential lubrication to protect your genital area from injury or tearing, and keep your vagina clean and moist.
Sexual responses are different in older men and women than younger people. Just getting older is one cause of the change in response, but things other than age can also have an effect. For example, some medicines can affect how you respond to sexual activity. Some diseases such as diabetes or heart disease can make it harder to have or keep an erection.