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For menopausal dryness during sex, is using lubricant enough?
Some menopausal women experience dryness and/or tearing with sex, and even throughout daily life, while others use lubrication during sex and feel that it’s sufficient. Menopause can also alter the vaginal microbiome and tissue integrity which can put women at risk of vaginitis infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV) and/or UTIs. A great thing to discuss with your doctor is a moisturizer or low-dose topical estrogen. For many women, these can be used very effectively and safely and it’s a discussion worth having to find a solution personalized to you!