Dear Maureen,

Need some professional advice.

As the story goes, I am a sixty year old single woman and I have a male friend arriving in 10 days for a romantic weekend, but I’ve been celibate for over a year now and am not doing any hormones or anything.

I know that my vagina is dry and likely shrunken – God, that sounds sad! Is there any help for me? What would you recommend? Last time I had sex it really hurt, that was over a year and a half ago. How can I prevent this from happening again?

Would appreciate advice from the sex guru.


Old Susanna


Dear Susanna,

Thank you so much for your email. Seriously, you needn’t feel old any longer. Vaginal dryness is very common after menopause. In fact, about 49% of post-menopausal women will experience vaginal dryness due to a decrease in estrogen receptors in the vagina. Vaginal dryness commonly leads to painful sex.

I recommend using a personal moisturizer such as RepaGyn® which is an ovule that is inserted into the vagina. I would recommend using this for eight days then twice weekly. Optimal treatment takes about two months but a lot of women will begin to feel better (experience symptom relief) within a week or two, so you should be in better form for your romantic weekend ahead.

Having sex is important in keeping the vagina feeling youthful as well. So this sex guru says you can begin your treatment with RepaGyn® right away because it is a nautral product and can be found over the counter. It might be a good idea to add a lubricant during your upcoming romantic weekend with your male friend, too. Susanna, when your vagina begins to feel better you will notice that you won’t feel old anymore; your vagina will be more moist and it may in fact increase sexual sensation. With these tools in your armamentarium, I am sure that you will be inviting Prince Charming back to the bedroom much more!

All the best,


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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