How to Navigate This Online Resource. Changes at Midlife. Causes of Sexual Problems. Effective Treatments for Sexual Problems. Frequently Asked Questions. Give Us YourFeedback. Less estrogen may cause the tissues of the vulva and the lining of the vagina to become thinner, drier, and less elastic or flexible.
Most of the time, you love sex. You love the kissing and the foreplay and the penetration and everything in between. You might get wet the second someone touches your knee or you might barely be wet after 40 minutes of foreplay or somewhere in between. Either is totally normal.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. Sure, lubrication is one way to make sex hotter or more comfortable , but not everyone's vagina is a fountain or even somewhat wet all of the time, and that is perfectly normal. In fact, you might find that your baseline amount of vaginal moisture is sort of dry — and that's normal, too. Usually there's a very logical explanation for your vaginal dryness, but it's important to talk to your doctor if it's causing you any kind of distress, says Leah Millheiser , MD, FACOG, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University.