Dry vaginal skin is a common problem experienced by most women around the time of menopause. It is also associated with inadequate lubrication, which can occur at any age. Dryness in the vagina is a hallmark of vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis wherein the walls of the vagina become thinner and inflammation occurs due to the decline in levels of estrogen. Normally the vaginal walls are coated by a thin layer of moisture.
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So my friend Tabbatha asked me a medical question that I did not know the answer to. So I told her to post the question on here. She did not know what this site was so I told her we would do it under my account so she could see how it worked and that it was a friendly place to ask questions before she created her account. Her question is, is it normal that she has dry skin in the vaginal area close to the vaginal hole. She did say she shaves so I thought maybe that was why but she said she has for awhile and never had this problem before.
Why Is My Vagina Drier Suddenly? 9 Possible Culprits, Explained
As with any part of the body, the genitalia in females may experience symptoms due to irritation, injury, infection or various other causes. It is important to know the different terms for the external female genitalia as discussed under the parts of the vagina. Although the term vagina is used broadly to describe all the external genitalia, it is a specific part of the female reproductive system.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. Q: I think there may be something wrong with my vagina. Is there anything I can do to make my vagina less dry? And why is it happening?