What is vaginal dryness?
Glands in our cervix control natural lubrication and when this process is upset, through hormonal changes or when you are experiencing stress and anxiety, vaginal dryness can be an unwelcome side effect. The itchiness and irritation are often confused with things like cystitis and thrush, but medications for these will not help dryness and can make the situation worse.
Most women will suffer with dryness at some point
Vaginal dryness is very common and can affect women of all ages not just those going through the menopause.
Other times when women may suffer from vaginal dryness are when starting hormone based contraception, when using tampons, pregnancy and/or breastfeeding and when menopausal. Some drugs for cancer treatment can also cause this unwanted condition, so dryness can affect any woman at any life stage.
Love making is often when women first spot vaginal dryness as it can make penetration painful and uncomfortable. Many women are too embarrassed to talk to their doctor about this condition and suffer in silence which can have a major impact on self-confidence and relationships.
How Sylk can help
Sylk’s unique plant-based formula effectively and gently soothes delicate tissues, hydrating and moisturising your vaginal area. Its female friendly formula means it feels ‘just like your own’ lubrication and doesn’t create a barrier. As Sylk is water based, you can use it with condoms and tampons. You can also use it in conjunction with topical oestrogen cream and HRT. Sylk is available on NHS prescription but can also be bought over the counter at all chemists for £8.99.
Quite simply there’s nothing like Sylk for effective and naturally gentle lubrication
- Vaginal dryness is a common problem which can often be easily treated
- Sylk provides immediate, natural relief from vaginal soreness, discomfort and itching
- Sylk makes intimacy more comfortable and enjoyable
Who is affected?
- Most women will suffer with dryness at some stage
- Many suffer in silence
- 17% of 18-50 year olds experience problems with vaginal dryness during sex, even
before the menopause
What are the symptoms?
- Vaginal irritation
- Soreness and itching
- Burning Sensation
- Discomfort during sex
- Low libido
- Surface of vagina looks pale and thin
- Repeated urinary tract infections
Sylk is available on NHS prescription
and on request at all chemists