Vaginal dryness is a common problem faced by women during and after menopause. As levels of hormones such as estrogen fall, the tissue in your vagina may become dryer, thinner, and less flexible. This can contribute to a condition known as orgasmic dysfunction.
If you’re experiencing orgasmic dysfunction, you may have trouble reaching orgasm.
Here at Women’s Healthcare of Princeton, our team of care providers, led by Dr. Maria Sophocles, specializes in helping women who are dealing with conditions related to menopause, including orgasmic dysfunction. We share more about this condition and its connection to vaginal dryness.
Changes impacting orgasm
When you were younger, you may have had no trouble at all reaching orgasm. Or maybe you sometimes struggled to have satisfying sexual experiences.
Either way, having an orgasm can become more difficult when you’re older. A decrease in estrogen is one reason for this. During menopause, your ovaries significantly reduce their estrogen production, leading to a drop in vaginal lubrication and elasticity, among other things.
Vaginal dryness can make sex less pleasurable or even painful. Not surprisingly, it can be much harder for you to reach orgasm if intercourse causes discomfort or pain.
Some other factors may play a role in orgasmic dysfunction as well. Medications and certain health conditions can impact your sexual health. Age-related circulation changes may affect blood flow to your vagina.
What’s more, lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol intake, and weight gain can influence your libido, your comfort level during sex, and your ability to have an orgasm.
Treating vaginal dryness
If vaginal dryness is making it harder for you to have a satisfying sex life, treatment could make a difference for you. We offer our patients an innovative medical therapy that can help reverse vaginal dryness.
MonaLisa TouchⓇ is a laser treatment used for a variety of gynecological conditions including vaginal dryness. This minimally invasive procedure regenerates vaginal tissue and forms new blood vessels and collagen, the protein that gives your vaginal tissue strength and elasticity, without the need for medication.
MonaLisa Touch is not a vaginal rejuvenation tool or a cosmetic procedure. It’s a treatment used for clinical purposes to help relieve a number of symptoms, including vaginal dryness and pain during sex.
This treatment uses what’s known as advanced fractional CO2 laser technology to stimulate the regeneration of vaginal tissue. As vaginal cells generate new tissue, vaginal tissue becomes thicker, stronger, more pliable, and better able to generate moisture, which can make intercourse more comfortable.
MonaLisa Touch can help resolve orgasmic dysfunction that is related to vaginal dryness.
Enjoy sex more
Don’t accept orgasmic dysfunction as an unavoidable part of life. If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness, orgasmic dysfunction, or any other sexual health concerns or menopause-related issues, treatment could help. Schedule an appointment with one of our Women’s Healthcare of Princeton providers by calling our office at 609-246-5541 or using our online booking tool.