Traditional non-hormonal treatments for vaginal dryness are lubricants such as K-Y Jelly, or a newer product called Replens. These help the symptoms, but do not tackle the underlying cause. Initial penetration will be easier, but prolonged intercourse may be difficult or even impossible as the effect of the lubricant wears off.
Sexual feelings, and the production of mucus from die cervix, are greatly affected by how we feel. If you are tense, stressed, depressed or have drunk too much alcohol, don’t be surprised if your vagina stays dry. Some medications can alter the sex drive and can affect vaginal dryness – your doctor will be able to advise you about this. Taking more exercise may also help.