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									Dry Vagina

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Summary:
Post-menopause, women can suffer from dryness of their vaginal tissues.
Susun Weed uses Wise Woman ways to offer suggestions for dealing with
this problem.


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Article Body:
<I>“You have been wet and fertile at the will and whim of your body for
most of your years, great- granddaughter,” murmurs Grandmother Growth.
“But you have Changed. You grow moist with readiness for play now only
when you truly desire it, not at reproduction's dictates. Have no fear
that your springs have run dry. If you consciously call up your flood of
pleasure, it will answer. This is one of my greatest gifts to you, young
Crone. No longer will you be accessible to those who do not inspire love
and trust in you. The great portals of life, your womb, your vagina, now
serve only you, now open only at your bidding.”</I>

<B>Step 1: Collect Information </B>

We are given two contradictory pictures of post-menopausal sex. On one
hand, we're to look forward to freedom from conception worries, resulting
in more spontaneous, relaxed, joyful sex filled with multiple orgasms. On
the other hand, we're to expect dried-up, atrophied vaginas and
dyspareunia (painful intercourse).

Thinning and drying of the vaginal tissues in the post-menopausal years
is often first noticed during sexual activity when the expected
lubrication is slight or absent. Is this normal?

Yes; almost all post-menopausal women will experience a lessening of
sexual lubrication. No, you don't have to give up your sexual self.
Crones know there are many ways to ecstasy besides intercourse, and many
ways to be slippery when we want to be.

<B>Step 2: Engage the Energy </B>

<UL><LI>      Homeopathic remedies include:

<UL><LI>   Bryonia: root chakra overheated and dry, dry vagina, dry
stools/constipation
<LI> Lycopodium: lack of root stability, vagina very dry, self-
confidence withered, skin dry
<LI> Belladonna: vagina painfully dry and too sensitive to tolerate
touch</ul>

<LI> This yoga posture sounds simple, but requires concentration.
Squeeze the anal/pelvic floor muscles firmly while inhaling; hold.
Breathe out, holding the root lock and add a chin lock. Hold for two
seconds. Visualize the nectar of the universe flowing down your spine and
between your legs. Relax as you inhale.

<LI> Slowly, slowly. Give yourself plenty of time to warm up before
inserting anything into your vagina.</ul>


<B>Step 3: Nourish and Tonify </B>

<UL><LI>   Eat more fat, especially foods rich in essential fatty acids,
such as flax seeds. Most women find 2-3 tablespoonsful/30-45 mg of
freshly ground flax seed daily enough to create a noticeable difference
in a few weeks.

<LI> Comfrey root sitz bath (two quarts/liters of the infusion) is an
old favorite for keeping vaginal tissues flexible, strong, and soft. Sitz
for 5–10 minutes several times a week.

<LI> Drink more water, not more tea or coffee or juice or soda … water.
Or boil a small handful of rice in two cups/500 ml of water to make a
thin broth regarded as an ideal internal moistener for women with dry
vaginal tissues or dry mouths. Drink freely.

<LI>   As part of your love play, chew on a small piece of dong quai root.

<LI> Pause for the soothing cooling touch of chickweed tincture, 25-40
drops in water, several times a day for 2-4 weeks, and see if your hot,
dry vaginal tissues don't smile moistly.

<LI> Increase lubrication and the thickness of your vaginal walls by
starting your day with: 25 drops of motherwort tincture or 1
tablespoon/15 ml freshly ground flax seeds. Look for results within a
month.

<LI> Acidophilus capsules inserted vaginally help prevent yeast
infections and create copious amounts of lubrication. Insert one (or two)
about 4–6 hours before lovemaking.

<LI> Comfrey ointment is the ally of choice when skin needs flexible
strength. Rub in the morning and night and use as a lubricant for love
play. The vulva will be noticeably plumper and moister within three
weeks.

<LI> If you have access to slippery elm, try this soothing vaginal gel.
Slowly heat 2 tablespoons/30 ml slippery elm powder in a cup/250 ml of
water, stirring until thick. Cool (you can even chill it) before
spreading over and inside the vulva and vagina. This gel lubricates,
heals, and nourishes.
<LI> Exercise, exercise. Every part of your body will age more
gracefully if you work it out regularly. That goes for your vagina and
vulva, too. Weekly orgasm is the recommended exercise, but daily pelvic
floor exercises tonify the vaginal tissues.</ul>

<B>Step 4: Stimulate/Sedate </B>

<ul><LI>      Avoid the problem! Try sex without intercourse.

<LI> Ointment made from wild yam is said to restore youthful moistness
and elasticity to post- menopausal vaginal tissues.

<LI> You are more likely to be troubled by vaginal dryness and the loss
of lubrication if your adrenals have been exhausted by overuse of coffee,
alcohol, and white sugar; severe stress, or steroid/cortisone drugs.

<LI> Herbalist Rina Nissim suggests applying the essential oil of
<I>Salvia sclarea</I> to vaginal tissues that have lost their elasticity.
Dilute with olive oil; pure essential oils can be fierce on sensitive
mucous surfaces.</ul>

<B>Step 5a:        Use Supplements</B>

<ul><LI>   Daily doses of 100–600 IU of vitamin E for 4–6 weeks can help
you increase vaginal lubrication. You may need to continue with your
daily dose for months to maintain your juiciness. Experiment to find the
lowest effective dose for you.

<LI>   Astroglide™ is favored by those who like to have slippery fun.</ul>

<B>Step 5b:        Use Drugs </B>

<ul><LI>   Polycarbophil, the active ingredient in Replens™ pulls water
into vaginal cells to restore and maintain healthy lubrication. It also
increases alkalinity in the vagina, reducing vaginal infections.

<LI> Estrogen creams really do revitalize vaginal tissue. But may
increase risk of endometrial cancer more than oral estrogen. Occasional,
rather than regular, use minimizes risk.</ul>


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<U>Legal Disclaimer</U>: This content is not intended to replace
conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made and all herbs listed
are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease,
condition or symptom. Personal directions and use should be provided by a
clinical herbalist or other qualified healthcare practitioner with a
specific formula for you. All material contained herein is provided for
general information purposes only and should not be considered medical
advice or consultation. Contact a reputable healthcare practitioner if
you are in need of medical care. Exercise self-empowerment by seeking a
second opinion.
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Susun Weed
PO Box 64
Woodstock, NY 12498
Fax: 1-845-246-8081

								
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