I have been having trouble getting wet lately. I still get horny, but my pussy doesnít get juicy. Sometimes my lips feel dry and itchy. I have heard that this is a sign of menopause, but I am only 32. Is this a health problem? Can I use chap stick on it?
Ah, the thirties hormone shift. Many women experience this, but very few have ever heard of it. In fact, very few gynecologists have heard of it. Sometime in the early thirties, many women have a sort of glitch in their hormones. They may miss a period or two, begin to grow more hair on their legs and face, and gain water weight. It seems to be the body shifting gears from the twenty-something focus on child-bearing, to the thirty-something focus on sex for pleasure. Usually, in six to ten months, things settle down, and the hormone cycle resumes at a new pace, with a tad less estrogen.
You should see your gynecologist, to exclude infection or other causes of this dryness. Talk to her about taking calcium supplements to compensate for bone changes caused by hormone changes. Also get a recommendation for a good vaginal moisturizer. (Yes, you can buy synthetic pussy juice!). In the meantime, be sure to use lots of water-based lube when you have sex.
Supposedly, having sex more often will stimulate more moisture production. I havenít been able to test this theory myself, since I already have very little free time.