Vaginal dryness and itching affect nearly all women at one time or another, yet women are often embarrassed to mention it to their doctors and may be missing out on important sources of relief. Although dryness can occur at any time of life, the most common time is during and after menopause. Up to 80 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women report symptoms, such as itching, burning or pain when with their partner. Almost everyone will have vaginal changes after menopause, but not every woman’s experience is the same, some women experience discomfort, while others have vaginal dryness that makes it uncomfortable just to sit. The culprit behind dryness is declining estrogen levels. Vaginal tissue has estrogen receptors. As estrogen levels decline, the tissue can get dry and irritated. Choosing a high quality vaginal lubricant is often all that is needed to restore vaginal moisture. While some lubricants contain glycerin, newer formulations do not. If you feel glycerin may not be right for you, explore the options. Vaginal moisturizers are often more sophisticated, offer greater benefits and last longer than standard lubricants. Try OrganicGlide, it’s made of all natural and organic ingredients.