Vaginal dryness is common and can affect up to up to one in three women. Also, whilst it frequently appears during and post-menopause, it’s not a problem exclusive to menopausal women. In fact, women of any age can experience it.
Normally, glands in your cervix produce a natural lubricant that keeps the vagina moist. This can change for a variety of reasons like dehydration or stress, and medication like oral contraception.
When you’re going through menopause the oestrogen levels in your body naturally decrease which is why you may experience vaginal dryness due to reduced natural lubrication.