Tag Archives: menopause

Six Misconceptions About Menopause

15 Sep

Despite my preoccupation with my own reproduction and hormones and human sexuality in general, I have not given enough thought to menopause and that is a problem. Luckily, September is Menopause Awareness Month. And, in true Sex Educator fashion, we have decided to learn as much as we can about this life transition that impacts so many people and share the knowledge. During my research for this post, I was glad to have many of my misunderstandings about menopause clarified. I’ll try to tackle some of them but first let’s discuss what menopause is.

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Ask An Educator: Vaginal Dryness

26 Sep

“What can I use for a dry vagina?”

sliquid satinVaginal dryness can occur for any number of reasons – menopause, chemotherapy, diet, etc. It can be incredibly uncomfortable but you need not just live with it. There are a few wonderful moisturizing lubricants on the market that are specifically meant for every day use. The one we recommend most is Sliquid Satin. It is formulated with nourishing aloe and carrageenan to help alleviate dryness and keep vaginal tissues supple. Satin can be used daily as a personal moisturizer and can also be used as a sexual lubricant.

In addition to a daily moisturizing lubricant, make sure you are drinking plenty of water and take a look at any meds you might be taking. Antihistamines are notorious for drying out the body as are certain types of antidepressants. If you have concerns about the effects of any meds, talk to your doctor. 

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