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How do vaginal lubricants treat vaginal dryness?

Natural vaginal lubrication is made up of the clear liquid that seeps out of the blood vessels surrounding your vagina that swell when aroused. If applied during or before foreplay or sexual intercourse, vaginal lubricants can provide vaginal lubrication to make intercourse comfortable. Many lubricants contain ingredients such as menthol that increase sexual pleasure by creating a sensation of warmth or tingling on the skin. However, these products may irritate people with sensitive skin, so it is helpful to be aware of your personal reaction to certain ingredients. Water-based lubricants are widely available and popular, although silicone-based lubricants provide longer-lasting vaginal lubrication.

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