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10 Ways to Get Sexual Satisfaction

        Health | Sexuality

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Lube Up

While a good dose of foreplay can help a woman become aroused, sometimes the vagina just doesn't produce enough lubricating fluid for sex to feel comfortable. Vaginal dryness is common and can happen at any age, although it's most frequently caused by hormonal changes. Falling estrogen levels after pregnancy or during and after menopause can lead to symptoms such as itching, burning and painful intercourse. The good news is, most of the time sex can become pleasurable again with a little water-based lubricant, such as Astroglide or K-Y.

Even if you don't suffer from dryness, lubricant can make sex more pleasurable by reducing friction, which helps make good sex last longer whether it's with a partner or with your favorite sex toy. Be sure to use water-based lubes, and don't be afraid to try those that offer a little extra oomph such as cooling, warming or flavored types.


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