If you are a woman over the age of 40– then chances are menopause has hit you like a ton of bricks and has caused quite a damper on life as you know it. I really never paid that much attention to menopause in the past. To be honest, the only thing I knew about menopause was that it made my mother really hot and cranky. Now, that I am experiencing it firsthand, I can totally understand why she was so cranky!
Mood swings and hot flashes are symptoms commonly associated with menopause, but the taboo topic that seems to be left out of a lot of conversations is that vaginal dryness that comes along with it. To be honest, I was relieved when I started getting closer to menopause and could say goodbye to my monthly friend – and live a period-free life. Boy, was I misinformed! I would rather get my period twice a month than deal with the vaginal dryness I have been recently cursed with.
Not only has vaginal dryness from menopause made my life miserable the past few weeks, it has also made my husband miserable. Nobody wants to have sex when their vagina feels like the Sahara Desert. But like every male out there, my husband doesn’t seem to understand that and is taking my reluctance in the bedroom personally.
After another sleepless night, I got up bright and early and decided that enough was enough. I was tired of being uncomfortable, and even more tired of the lack of intimacy in the bedroom. And, especially tired of how cranky my husband had become. I called my gynecologist and braced myself for the awkward and embarrassing conversation I was dreading – and the even more embarrassing trip to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for “down there.” But, to my surprise, she giggled a little and then told me I didn’t need a prescription. All I had to do was go to any drugstore, grocery store, maybe even a convenient store and pick up a bottle of K-Y Brand Lubricant – and good news for my husband, it was safe to use on a regular basis!
Later that day I headed to the pharmacy and checked out the aisle of the drugstore I always avoided. To my surprise, there were so many different kinds of K-Y products. I finally settled on a bottle of K-Y Jelly and a bottle of K-Y Liquid and rushed home to give it a whirl. I’m not going to get into the dirty details, but let’s just say that K-Y Jelly rejuvenated my marriage in the bedroom – and finally helped my husband and I achieve the intimacy and emotional closeness we once shared before menopause put a damper on our relationship.
K-Y products have become a household brand over the years, and I would have been miserable without them. They provide discreet, long-lasting relief from the discomfort of vaginal dryness during sex-when you need it. Menopause is no walk in the park, but K-Y has definitely made it more bearable. If you are a woman struggling with menopause and vaginal dryness, you should have a stockpile in your bedroom nightstand. Once you get comfortable with the K-Y Jelly and are feeling adventurous, you can always try K-Y Sensual Silk or the K-Y Warming Jelly. All of their products are a lifesaver if you are struggling with dryness, and K-Y is the number one brand trusted by couples and professionals.
Menopause doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your sex life or cause sex in your 40’s to be un-enjoyable. I just wished I had known about K-Y sooner!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by K-Y Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect opinions of the K-Y Canada brand or the Reckitt Benckiser Corporation.