How can I get rid of vaginal dryness?

I’m on birth control pills and my vagina is so dry even with discharge my vagina is not lubricating itself. It’s causing other problems and I’m no longer interested in having sex which I love due to dryness its painful so any information about the vagina will help.
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  • Depending on the type of birth control pill you are on, some may be better than others. Pills with low levels of estrogen AND that contain drospirenone, desogestrel or norgestimate seem to have a largely negative impact on libido and vaginal dryness. Estrogen helps keep your vaginal tissues lubricated so when there is less of it, meaning less blood flow to the tissue, the result is dryness of either the vagina or vulva. Testosterone also contributes to lubrication in the vagina but birth control pills lower a woman’s testosterone levels produced by the ovaries, which leads to dryness. Quick tip: use a silicone-based lubricant and hormonal creams to apply to the opening of the vagina to reduce the dryness.

    Other solutions include: eating more healthy fats such as avocado, hummus, and peanuts, because they can enhance vaginal lubrication as well as reducing your caffeine intake so your body (and vaginal tissue) don’t get dehydrated! If you think your vaginal dryness is linked to sex, talk to your sexual partner about what it and isn’t working and consider spending more time on foreplay.

    You can also look into products like vaginal moisturizers or lubricants and vaginal estrogen cream or tablets; if the issue is related to the birth control pill you are on, talk to a doctor about switching to a new birth control method.

    Good luck Pink Anonymous. I hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask in case of any queries. 😊

    • Thank you do you think I should just change to a different method of birth control

    • It doesn't happen to everyone, but for some women, hormonal birth control causes dryness. The biggest culprit is the Pill, but patches and rings can do it, too. "They mimic the second half of the menstrual cycle, which is a progesterone-dominant, low-estrogen state. I can't tell because I am not certified doctor. Please consult a professional. I can just recommend that to take a diet high in fatty acids may aid in producing additional vaginal lubrication. Raw pumpkin, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and fish (especially salmon, mackerel and tuna) are great choices that are high in fatty acids. Vitamin A and B supplements and beta-carotene also have high levels of omega 3 fatty acids

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  • I think it's the pills. It's telling your body you don't need sex cause the pills are saying you are pregent so your vagina is not going to produce the lubricant. That's just my theory

    • I’m not pregnant what the hell

    • I know you are not but the pills are tricking your body in to thinking it is so it doesn't produce the hormones to make your vagina wet. It happens to women while going through menopause. So its the pills, which I don't recommend as there are many side affects resulting in future health problems

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  • Use lube I guess?

  • Talk to your Doctor/GP or Gynecologist.

  • Just use lube

  • have you tried k-y jelly or other lubes

    • No I don’t want lube I want my body to lube on its own I don’t like lube or condoms they cause irritation.

  • there’s a product out there, it’s called lube.

    • I don’t want lube if that’s the case my man just won’t get any

  • Try a different prescription

  • lubricants avoid douching and using soap and speak to a gynacologist

  • Why does lube not solve this problem?