• inadequate arousal before intercourse
• disorders of the immune system
• pregnancy and childbirth
• cigarette smoking
• high stress levels
• oophrectomy (a surgical removal of the ovaries)
• cancer treatments
• menopause. The decrease in estrogen hormones caused by menopause thins vaginal walls and is characterized by vaginal dryness.
If you think you can benefit from using a vaginal lubricant, there are a variety of products available. Make sure to check the ingredient label in case you may be allergic to an ingredient in the lubricant.