Pros: No hormones. Easy to use.
Cons: Tends to be drippy at first.
For all those women out there who have gone through or are going through menopause one sided affect seems to be dryness. Not just your skin and hair but the nether regions. Not to get too personal but it's vaginal dryness. This results in dysperunia or painful intercourse.
This really isn't an issue unless you are still having s e x . In which case, it's a really big issue. It means intercourse is going to be not just unpleasant but painful. According to an ob gyn I spoke with the vaginal wall become thinner and your body doesn't produce the moisture needed.
There are hormones you can take but we all know the bad news about hormones. There are over the counter products like messy old creams, Lubriderm being one of the best ones but another product K Y Liquibeads Vaginal Moisturizer has proven to be pretty darn good. Lubriderm doesn't address the potential for pain due to dryness as it's used mainly externally. Liquibeads are used internally.
This is a little "kit". You get 6 applicators and 6 oval beads. The beads are a light amber color and about a bit under an inch long oval shape. The applicators are wrapped together in clear plastic.
To use: Unwrap your individual opaque plastic applicator. Unwrap one bead. Insert into the applicator and follow the directions for insertion that are on the box and in the insert.Do not use more than one bead per application period.
Read your instructions before using these.They have illustrations to help guide you as to position and placement. You can use one bead and it will work for several days. It will start to dissolve immediately.The first night (I recommend using it at night) you will find there is some dripping. That's not pleasant but that only lasts the first night. This is why I suggest using it at night. For the next 3 -4 nights you will have no discomfort and it's also estrogen free.
The bead contains a moisturizing and lubricating formula. One box is a 24 day supply and runs around $15.99 depending on where you purchase it. Most drugstores carry it. These are fragrance free. It's safe and easy to use, can be inserted moments before intercourse. It is not messy to insert and can be used spontaneously, a moment's notice is all you need.
Some alternate products are Intense Arousal (as seen in those awful commercials on tv) and moisture enhancing Silk E, or long lasting KY Vaginal moisturizer in the purple box with 8 prefilled applicators.
This is the first and only vaginal moisturizer with the Ovule insert according to the site. It's discreet (except for the applicator you have to toss in the garbage. Obviously it's not earth friendly.
You can get a $2 coupon on the site only good in 6 states.