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Vaginal Dryness

November 6, 2019

>>Susan Bratton: Hi, I’m Susan, your trusted
hot sex adviser. Today, I am with Doctor Jessica Drummond. She runs an organization called the Women’s
Integrative Health Center, and she and I are going to talk to you about vaginal dryness. It can be such a bane to have vaginal dryness,
especially when you want to be sexually active. Thank you, Dr. Drummond for talking to us
today about it. Why don’t you give us a little bit of an overview
of some of the causes and things that we can do about vaginal dryness?>>Dr. J. Drummond: Well, the primary cause
of vaginal dryness is actually low estrogen, or an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. This is common postpartum, so it’s natural
to have low estrogen when you’ve just had a baby. It’s also common in peri-menopause and can
be common into menopause, because after menopause, our primary source of estrogen is actually
the adrenal glands, instead of the ovaries. So we have to take great care of our bodies
so we have optimal estrogen, going through peri-menopause and into menopause. So that’s the primary cause.>>Dr. J. Drummond: It can also be an issue
of lack of blood flow. Anything that may damage the soft tissue structure
of the vulva can contribute to problems with vaginal lubrication, because that tissue integrity
itself is just not as resilient and plump. But the other issue can be, for women who
are having unsatisfactory sex, they’re just not having enough time to slowly take the
time to allow the vaginal structures to be more lubricated, which actually comes from
several different glands around the vulva. Some women might have perfectly normal systemic
estrogen levels, but they’re just not taking enough time with intercourse to patiently
allow the vulva to get ready.>>Susan Bratton: What are the three or four
… How many glands are there that provide lubrication? And tell us about those, because I know that
vaginal secretions obviously change with our cycle, our moon cycle, even after menopause,
and I’d love to know more about those glands.>>Dr. J. Drummond: We’ve got Bartholin’s
glands, which are sort of on the bottom part of the vaginal canal. There’s also Skene’s glands, and more new
research is actually showing that on the anterior side, or the top of the cave of the vagina,
where there is actual tissue that is very similar to male prostate tissue. There can be some secretions from that region. And there’s just saltwater secretions that
occur when the vulva is engorged and the fullness of the clitoris is engorged, which, as we’ve
talked about previously, is not just that little clitoral glans, but a larger, deeper
structure.>>Dr. J. Drummond: And then finally, you
can also have vaginal secretions from the cervix that can contribute to part of the
entire vulvar lubrication.>>Susan Bratton: So there’s lots of good
places to recruit secretions, which is great, and Doctor Jess has a Three Steps to Natural
Hormone Balance webinar. So if you’re worried that part of your problem
might be estrogen levels, you can learn about your estrogen, progesterone, what it takes
to support yourself naturally, by going to her webinar, which I’ll put a link to below.>>Susan Bratton: I also have a link below
to an article that’s one of my most all-time popular articles I’ve even done, which is
entitled, Which Lube Goes Where? In which I tell you different kinds of natural
lubrication, because you have to think about your vaginal canal and your vulva just like
you’d think about your mouth, because it’s the other end of the same tube, and it has
very similar tissue. The vaginal canal is very absorbent; it’s
like a sponge. And so you don’t want to use lubes that have
any kind of chemicals in them.>>Susan Bratton: So natural lubes. If you can’t get enough of your own natural
lubrication, you can add to lubrication with high quality organic nut oils. Those can be very good. But sometimes people are using condoms. So in Which Lube Goes Where? I give you lots of alternatives for using
condoms, not using condoms, which kind of lubes go in which places, what’s very healthy. You might want to click on that.>>Susan Bratton: And there was one more thing
that you were saying. Oh, I know what it was. We were talking about the actual tissue, and
the fact that it needs to get engorged, filled with blood. And Doctor Drummond and I are going to be
doing another episode that follows this, that you can watch, that’s coming up, that’s about
vaginal massage. Because there’s no better way to get that
tissue full of blood and in better condition, and more, as Doctor Drummond says, resilient,
which is a great word, than a really good vaginal massage. Inside and outside, bringing all that blood
to both your clitoral structure, as well as all of that other erectile tissue, like your
perineal sponge, your urethral sponge. There’s so much great tissue that loves to
get filled with blood.>>Susan Bratton: And then that not only brings
you more pleasure from the stimulation, but it also brings you more lubrication. So make sure you watch that. Check the links below. If you have any questions at all about vaginal
dryness, you can put them in the comments. If you have some things that have worked for
you, we want to hear your stories. And you’ll also have links to Doctor Drummond’s
website, as well as her webinar below.>>Susan Bratton: So we will see you on the
other side.


  • Reply Mark G December 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    One of the best video for an explanation of possible solutions for a woman's dryness/ pain…thank you Susan!

  • Reply kamil farxa April 13, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    GOD bless you for your nice & useful subjects with your sweet explaining … my regards.

  • Reply Tara Mitchell April 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for this video! I'm 34 and sometimes have problems with dryness. Sometimes have to use a lubrication. Luckily my man is ok with that and knows that my dryness isn't because of him-even though sometimes I think he will feel upset thinking it is him.

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