What are some causes of discomfort?
Dr. Johnson says that dryness in older women can be a result of normal bodily changes that come with hormonal shifts. That being said, women don’t need to live with those and there are medications that can treat that discomfort. Just because your body says it’s done making babies doesn’t mean that you need to be done having a pleasurable sex life.
In younger women, if dryness occurs, that can be a bit more cause for concern as it can be a sign of infection (such as a herpes outbreak), or it may be due to a hormonal imbalance. Sometimes the pill can cause dryness, too.