By Sola Ogundipe
RELIEF is available for women that usually experience vaginal dryness and discomfort from non-secretion of vaginal fluid as Moist Personal Lubricant from the stables of Sheffield Pharmaceuticals in New London, Connecticut USA, helps such women maintain adequate moistness when they require it most.
According to the Chief Operating Offcer, Greenmeans Healthcare, who are marketers of the product in Nigeria, Mr Peter Inekwe, Moist Personal Lubricant is a greaseless, water-based, non-staining, non-irritating personal lubricant for reducing friction and aiding penetration during sexual intercourse.
Inekwe said the personal lubricant is for married couples who sometimes find penetration a little difficult as a result of non-secretion of vaginal fluid during intercourse and also for certain medical procedures such as rectal thermometer insertion of tampons, fitting of speculum or catheter and during prostate or gynaecological examinations.
“This dryness may be as a result of several factors including hormonal changes. Estrogen is a hormone vital for vaginal health. Studies have shown that when there is reduction in its production in the body, a woman may likely experience dryness. Menopause, post-partum, breastfeeding, chemotherapy and radiation, medications containing antihistamines and asthma medication also cause reduced estrogen level in the body.
He attributed vaginal dryness to insufficient arousal and noted that to stimulate “wetness” in a woman, “she needs to be aroused through foreplay, be in a conducive environment and right frame of mind. When these are lacking during intercourse, a woman may experience dryness. Poor performance, early ejaculation are also some of the things that may put a partner off resulting in vaginal dryness.
“Psychological and emotional factors like stress and anxiety can also interfere with sexual desire and lead to vaginal dryness when normal vaginal lubrication does not occur. When a woman is anxious, there is insufficient blood flow resulting in dryness.
“Staying intimate and romantically connected is one of the surest ways for a happy lasting marriage. Having a healthy sex life with your spouse improves the depth of love and connection and bonding between partners.
“Moist Personal Lubricant eliminates dryness thereby enhancing a deep feeling of satisfaction for both partners which results in deep affection for each other.
“The Bible acknowledges the importance of healthy sex in marriage that is why it admonishes us not to deny one another. Instead of a woman to deny her husband because of pain associated with dryness causing rift in her marriage, she is advised to use Moist to eliminate the dryness and enhance her bond to her husband.
“The product which contains natural ingredients, is registered by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC and has been on the market since August 2016.
“It is alcohol and fragrance-free and friendly to condoms. Being water-based, it has no side effects, but may dry out leaving a residue derived from the other ingredients in its formulation which can easily be washed off.