Actual phone calls, from memory: “OMG, I nearly dropped the phone when Rachel told me her vagina atrophied,” “Seriously, it’s like a baseball glove that you need to keep oiled and active, or else it gets stiff and hard to use” and “I’m considering having my vagina lasered to get it back in shape.”
Yep, these are the zingers you enjoy when your pals are going through menopause. Summed up as “a point in time when a person has gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. Menopause is a natural part of aging and marks the end of your reproductive years” by the Cleveland Clinic, this event on average occurs at age 51. Besides your period ending, other natural occurrences can include hot flashes, brain fog and slipping on a fat envelope of cash. (Just kidding, but really there should, in all fairness, be something positive in there.) While numerous women’s health advocates we spoke with agreed that there’s an increased conversation among the public and media (TikToks even) about menopause, the “time of life” symptom that still gets ignored is vaginal dryness. So we’ve taken a deep dive into the best lubricants for menopause dryness, to spread the message that menopausal discomfort is totally treatable.