As it turns out, lack of vagi_nal lubrication doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not turned on. Experts say there can be a number of reasons vagi_nal dryness takes place, and it can be due to things you wouldn’t even think of.
1. You have a yeast infection
Yeast infections can interfere with your ability to get we_t by disrupting the balance of flo_ra in the vagi_na. For some women, having inter_course during the time they have a yeast infection increases the amount of irritation they feel vagi_nally It varies from woman to woman but can make the symptoms worse. It will not harm the person or make the infection more severe, but the woman may find it uncomfortable to be se_xually active while having a yeast infection.
2. Your medication could be top blame
Certain medications that seemingly have nothing to do with your vag_ina can cause below-the-belt dryness. The antihistamines you might take for allergies or cold, for example, often have this pesky side effect.
3. You are stressed
One common reason a woman might have trouble getting we_t is that she’s not able to be fully present. A woman needs to ‘shift gears’—that is, allow her se_xual space to open. It’s easy to shut it down, particularly when the craziness of life comes into the bedroom. A woman distracted or overburdened by other things in life – work, housework, money issues, etc.—will likely be distracted [and] not feel amorous. So, instead of trying to transition immediately into se_x from whatever you were doing before, take time to set the mood and relax.
4. You’re not feeling body-confident
Your vag_ina can sense when you don’t feel totally comfortable about getting na_ked. A woman feeling less than confident about her body or not wanting to be seen by her partner with her clothes off can also impact se_xual response. If you suspect this is happening to you, try slipping into your se_xiest, feel-good lingerie before hopping into bed.
Be reminded that if you have va_ginal dryness occasionally, it is totally normal. Keeping a couple of lub_ricants on hand during the deed will help make things easier. If, however, this is a regular occurrence, then you should see a health specialist.