As you age, your body goes through many changes. This includes your vagina. Your vagina is a soft tissue canal. Your vaginal opening is part of your vulva, which also includes your clitoris, labia, and pubic mound. Your internal vaginal canal connects your vulva to your cervix and uterus.
Throughout your life your vagina may appear and feel different. To keep your vagina healthy, it’s important to understand what’s going on down there !
Thanks to perimenopause, the timespan just before you stop menstruating, your vagina goes through significant changes in your 40s. As estrogen levels in your body decrease, – ayeyeeee bo ntanga ??♀️??your vaginal walls become thinner and drier?! This is known as vaginal atrophy and may cause:
* vaginal burning
* vaginal redness
* painful sex
* vaginal discharge
* vaginal itching
* burning during urination
* shortening of the vaginal canal
* increased risk of sexually
* transmitted diseases
Having regular sex HELPS ?? slow the progression of vaginal atrophy by increasing blood flow to the vagina and keeping it elastic. Over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers or applying a vaginal estrogen cream may also help combat vaginal dryness. Vaginal estrogen is available in tablet form or as a replaceable ring as well. If you prefer the natural route, olive oil and coconut oil ?? (this is us) can help keep your vagina moisturized.
Your pubic hair may thin or turn gray during your fourth decade.
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