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Natural lubrication produced by glands at the neck of the womb (the cervix) keeps the vagina supple, moist and healthy. During sexual excitement the two glands at the entrance of the vagina produce extra moisture to aid sexual intercourse.
However vaginal dryness is a very common problem. Although often associated with the menopause (it affects more than half of women after the menopause), it is also very common for women to experience it at other times of their lives and there are many contributing factors resulting in vaginal dryness including:
Normal monthly cycle
Side effect of medication
Surgery (including oophorectomy or hysterectomy)
Dermatological condition (such as lichen sclerosus)
Diet and lifestyle choices
If lubrication is poor even gentle friction can cause pain or discomfort which can feed into a cycle of loss of sexual desire. In many cases vaginal dryness can cause pain during other times and in can be uncomfortable to sit, stand, exercise or urinate which can impact on quality of life.
Around 17% of women aged 18-50 experience problems with vaginal dryness during sex, even before the menopause takes place
The YES Organic products are the only moisturisers and lubricants we recommend. We know that the YES range of lubricants, moisturisers and washes are unrivalled in terms of purity, performance and benefits. They are designed to be side effect free and are both pH and osmotically matched to the vagina. YES VM, a vaginal moisturiser is the perfect product to manage the day to day symptoms of dryness whilst YES OB (oil based lubricant) and YES WB (water based lubricant) provide additional lubrication to ensure sex is enjoyable.