Sex preserves vaginal health – use it or lose it!

by | Sep 10, 2010 | Menopause, Menopause

“Use it or lose it” is literally true in the case of vaginal health!

Many studies in postmenopausal women have shown that they suffer less vaginal pain and atrophy, and less thinning of the vaginal lining, when they are having consistent sexual activity.  Vaginal atrophy can lead to vaginal dryness and itching, as well as urinary tract infections.  In women, sex increases blood flow to the vagina, keeping vaginal tissues more supple and lubricated – all of which can lead to less pain with intercourse as we age.