Katie a 53 yo old newly divorced woman had recently fallen “in lust” with her much younger co-worker. He was unhappily married or so he said. The meetings were clandestine which only heightened the excitement.  The two were quite physically attracted to one another, setting the sheets ablaze fairly soon after meeting. Things were going quite well for them until suddenly as if it happened out of nowhere, sex became painful because of vaginal dryness. Katie a good Catholic girl was in distress,  incredibly embarrassed and felt on some level she was being punished for her illicit affair.

Katie was terribly embarrassed and worse than that, the vaginal dryness made her feel old, the exact opposite of what her new relationship made her feel; young! She went to see her doctor who did an internal examination and asked her if she had noticed any other vaginal symptoms. Katie had not noticed any burning, itching, watery discharge or post coital bleeding.

Katie’s doctor told her about Gynatrof a hormone-free gel that not only moisturizes the vagina but also can be used as a lubricant during sex while a woman waits for Gynatrof to optimize which takes about two months.

Katie used Gynatrof and actually noticed an improvement in her vaginal health symptoms in about two weeks. She also used the Gynatrof as a lubricant during sex with her new man which gave her more confidence in the bedroom and added to the excitement.

The great thing about Gynatrof is that it is approved by Health Canada for vaginal dryness. It also comes with a plunger so that Gynatrof can be inserted into the vagina. It is readily absorbed by the vaginal tissues.

Katie said she had never heard about vaginal dryness which really upset her. She felt strongly as do I that women be educated about vaginal health and vaginal dryness/vaginal atrophy in particular regardless of the circumstances. I’ve never been one to judge women who may find themselves entangled in an extramarital affair. Many women in my clinical practice who’ve had affairs often say they were the “judgmental” types who never dreamed they’d have an affair until it happened to them.

This is one reason that I have set up the Women’s Health Initiative Network (WHIN.ca) a not for profit organization to raise awareness about vaginal, specifically vaginal dryness and sexual health amongst others such as uterine fibroids and bladder health. It is a site to empower women about “below the belt” taboo subjects. It also aims to raise awareness about how women treat each other which often isn’t all that supportive or kind.

Back to Katie! She believed women should not let vaginal dryness end their sex lives! Katie said she would do her best to share the love not only with her new man but with her sisters, friends and colleagues also. She felt extremely lucky that her doctor was knowledgeable about vaginal health issues and led her in the direction of Gynatrof which is half the price of other options and available at all London Drugs stores.

Maureen McGrath is host of the Sunday Night Sex Show on News Talk 980 CKNW, feminist, women’s health expert and a 2016 TED speaker on the Sexless Marriage. Her book is available on Amazon.ca : Sex & Health: Why One Can’t Come Without The Other. She is recipient of the Board of Trade Community Catalyst Award 2016 and a finalist for YWCA Women of Distinction.

Maureen McGrath

Maureen McGrath

Host of the CKNW Sunday Night Health Show on Corus Radio. As a leading women's health expert and Registered Nurse, I understand the importance that sexual, vaginal, bladder and bowel health has on overall health and relationships.

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