The easiest way to rid yourself of dryness is by using a water-soluble lubricant. This product adheres to the vaginal mucus membrane forming a protective barrier, healing the damaged tissue, restoring elasticity, and relieving pain, burning sensation and discomfort.
Avoid the use of lubricants such as vaseline, as they can affect the durability of your partner’s condom and cause bacterial growth in the vaginal area, particularly in the case of weakened immune system or if you experience recurrent cases of vaginitis.
If you wish to have sexual contact without using a condom, you should first consult your physician in order to determine if there is even the slightest chance of ovulation.
Naturally, in that case, you should be aware that STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) can be transmitted even after menopause. The risk of infection remains, in spite of the changes in your reproductive system.
Lastly, you can consult your physician about estrogen or progesterone treatments, bearing in mind that these can have unwanted side-effects.