We got a few questions from our readers about wetness down there and went straight to the expert, certified sex therapist Dr. Janet Brito, for answers. The glands in your cervix and vaginal wall create essential lubrication to protect your genital area from injury or tearing, and keep your vagina clean and moist. Depending on where you are in your cycle and hormone levels, the amount of cervical fluid could vary. Keep in mind that this fluid, or something similar, also appears during sex. The responsible glands for producing lubrication for sexual activity are the Bartholin glands located to the right and left of the vaginal opening and the Skene glands close to the urethra. For some, the type of birth control you use may increase vaginal wetness, as estrogen tends to increase the production of vaginal fluids. If this bothers you, consider asking your doctor about an alternative birth control that has less estrogen. Infections, like bacterial vaginosis , could cause a feeling of wetness, as the wetness helps to move bacteria out of your vaginal canal.
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I am embarrassed at the large amount of vaginal lubrication I experience when I become aroused. I have been sexually active for seven years but it is only in the last year and a half that I've had this experience. I seem to suffer thrush symptoms quite regularly, though not full-blown thrush. I also notice my urine varies a great deal in smell and appearance and don't know whether I may have a sexually transmitted disease STD. You may be reassured to know that your symptoms are not uncommon and not necessarily abnormal at all.
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What can we do? Please help. Judy Dear Judy, Thank you for your question. I am posing this question because sometimes I find that we — humans — can be really harsh on ourselves, judging our bodies too harshly even for the things that may be out of our control.
Psychologist Robyn Salisbury helps a reader with a relationship dilemma. I get too wet when I'm turned on during sex and that means my partner just slips in and out and I can hardly feel him. He says it's not a problem and he still gets pleasure.