HELP: “I’m always dry down there”

Anonymous from Soweto writes: 

I’m a 42-year-old woman.
My problem is that my
private part is always dry. This
also affects my pleasure when
making love because I struggle
to get an orgasm. Does this
mean I am menopausal or my
hormones need supplements?


Dr Eve answers:
pre-menopausal and need
hormone therapy. Best you
get a gynaecologist to do a blood
test and check your hormones.
Dryness may be as a result of
certain medications. And most
often, dryness is because you’re
not getting enough stimulation
to get aroused and wet. And if
you’re not aroused enough you
will struggle to orgasm. Check
if anything has changed in your
relationship or your life that c