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Is ‘winter vagina’ really a thing? Midwives warn colder weather could ruin your sex life

WINTER is coming, and with it a chilling warning.

Turns out “winter vagina” could be one thing, according to one expert.

As winter approaches, an expert warns that cold weather can wreak havoc on your vagina

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As winter approaches, an expert warns that cold weather can wreak havoc on your vaginaCredit: Getty – Contributor

We all know when the temperature drops and the heating is on, it can wreak havoc on your skin.

Dry skin and chapped lips become more of a problem, prompting us to look to hand creams and lip balms.

But can that “drought” affect all of body parts – including, yes, you guessed it, your private parts?

Mary Burke, a former NHS midwife and senior clinical nurse at the London Bridge Clinic for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery told The Sun that women may experience more vaginal dryness during the winter months.

“Dry autumn and winter air depletes our bodies of moisture, leaving skin dehydrated and cracked, and sinuses dry,” she says.

“And while it’s an issue that few people like to discuss openly, our vaginas can also enter ‘dry mode’ during this time.

“When we spend a lot of time in air-conditioned rooms, or turn on the heating, we are living in air that carries very little moisture.

“And the dryness we experience can often extend to every inch of our bodies – including our most private areas.”

But other experts disagree. Dr Jen Gunter has denied suggestions that changing weather can affect a woman’s private parts – denying the notion that “summer vaginas” are a problem.

She says vaginal dryness has nothing to do with outside temperature, but rather low estrogen levels, certain medications and oral thrush.

“The vagina works pretty well in all seasons,” says Dr. Gunter.

“The vagina maintains a constant temperature because it’s inside your body, and human body temperature only increases with the outside temperature when someone is suffering from heatstroke.”

Vaginal dryness is a seriously debilitating condition that can affect women of all ages.

It can embarrass you and make sex unbearably painful.

Symptoms include:

  • discomfort, discomfort, or burning sensation
  • discomfort during sex
  • sex out
  • Difficulty arousal and orgasm
  • the surface of your vagina looks pale and thin
  • narrowing or shortening of the vagina
  • need to pee more than usual
  • repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs)

While this is a very common problem, it is more likely to affect women who are going through or have gone through menopause.

Other factors including certain medications, diabetes, breastfeeding or childbirth can also increase a woman’s chance of vaginal dryness.

And in some cases, low levels of the female sex hormone, estrogen, can be to blame.

The NHS recommends using a vaginal lubricant or moisturizer to try and ease symptoms, and treatments such as vaginal estrogen and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help.

But Mary says it’s possible to help reduce your risk of vaginal dryness by making some important changes to your lifestyle — including your diet.

Here, she shares her top 9 tips…

1. One apple (juice) per day

Vaginal dryness can be the result of a hormone imbalance.

But you’ll get back to this imbalance by adding more phytoestrogen-containing foods to your diet.

Phytoestrogens are plant-based compounds that mimic the action of synthetic estrogens.

And phytoestrogen-rich foods include apple juice, cherries, flaxseeds, and other oily seeds.”

2. Eat your greens

Green vegetables have long been considered good for promoting overall health, thanks to their high concentration of nutrients and dietary nitrates.

And they are also great at preventing vaginal dryness and boosting blood circulation.
Green vegetables are also rich in vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium, which promote muscle health, including your own.

3. Right pair of melons

The pH balance in the vagina needs to be maintained between 3.8 and 4.5.

If it goes beyond this, you may feel uncomfortable.

And watermelon is great for pH regulation.

The fruit contains citrulline, which stimulates the relaxation of blood vessels in the body to promote good blood circulation and circulation.

4. Coconut bundles

This is considered by some to be a bit ‘outdated’ drink, but many experts say it is great for clearing toxins from the body and can also help fight infections in the vagina.

Coconut water contains lauric acid that can repel harmful bacteria.

5. Sweet S-pot

Beta carotene is a pigment found in orange fruits and vegetables, like carrots and sweet potatoes.
Beta carotene – which is converted to vitamin A in the body – has long been linked to fertility, as it helps support the strength of the uterine wall.
Getting enough beta carotene in your diet will also promote the overall health of your vagina.

6. Stress relief

When women are stressed, their increased height can cause a condition known as ‘minimenopause’, even if a woman is not at that stage in her life.

That’s because estrogen levels can drop, thus causing the skin to dry out.

One way to combat this might be to increase vitamin C intake.

7. It’s so humid here

Air can hold less and less water as it gets hotter.

And this means that as soon as you turn on the heater, the humidity in the air in your home also decreases.

This can lead to dryness of your skin – including your underside.

And a good way to increase humidity is to buy a humidifier, which you can buy for around £35.

A low-cost humidifier alternative is to simply leave a bowl of water on the radiator, allowing the moisture to evaporate into the air.

8. If you like it, move it

Doing any type of physical activity is a great way to lift your mood and reduce stress.

And it’s also been shown to support blood circulation.

Keeping your heart healthy will increase blood flow to your vagina and often improve vaginal health and sexual function.

9. Ban the bubbles

They’re a great relaxer, but scented soaps and bubbling baths can irritate sensitive tissues.

Again, it really affects the natural pH of the vagina.

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