I'm dry in the bedroom - what do I do?

August 3, 2014

Somewhat relationship related... Since going on the pill a few months ago, my vagina seems to have forgotten how to lubricate itself. My SO doesn't have a problem with it, but it makes me self conscious about sex. What can I do?

If you are feeling self-conscious about the decrease in lubrication there is a couple things you can do. For one you can tell your clinician that you are experiencing these symptoms and see if you can switch to a pill with a different hormone balance that may not cause these side-effects. Another thing you can do is start using more lube in your sexual encounters. Water based or silicone based (never oil

based) can help you regain that sexy slipperiness that you desire.

–Sexual Health Education Program Intern