Just when you thought your vagina had its worst during puberty and childbirth, you are hit with aging and menopause and you find that your lady parts are up to see some more changes. You may be wondering why you haven’t heard of this before. Well, it’s not a trending topic, so yes, you’re probably a little uninformed and sadly unprepared for what’s going to happen next.
Hair is the Thing
One of the undeniable changes that you’d definitely notice when you age is your pubic hair going gray and getting thinner. While you won’t lose your hair down there entirely, you’d lose a lot. This is the same symptom that you would notice with your leg and underarm hair when you reach menopause. The good thing about this is that you won’t have to shade as often!
An Evolving Vulva
Okay, so you may still be confused about your vulva and the vagina itself. To make it clear, your vulva is the outside part, and the canal is the vagina. Most women say vagina when what they mean is the vulva, the clitoris, the labia majora, or the labia minora.
You may not notice any changes with your vulva from your teenage years up to your late 30s or early 40s. However, know that there will come a point when you’ll get Vulvovaginal Atrophy or VVA, also known as Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. This is caused by the gradual decrease in estrogen levels which happens during perimenopause and menopause. When this happens, your vulva will lose its former fullness and even the labia will become less distinct.
Your vulva is experiencing great changes. Surely you cannot expect your vagina to be spared. When you start to lose your estrogen, there will also be dramatic changes in your vagina – both in the way it looks and how it functions.
The length and the vaginal opening can both shrink. You can also get irritated in this part because the walls of your vagina become thinner. The vagina loses its moisture and elasticity, too. When these things occur, you might feel itching, burning, and even pain when having sex.
So, does these changes mean you and your vagina are doomed once you reach your golden years? No! Vaginal Atrophy and symptoms like dryness, itching, vaginal laxity, and pain can all be treated by an amazing treatment called the MonaLisa Touch. Interested? Reach out to us at FemRenew and we’ll discuss with you the amazing benefits of this highly proven method.