The Pelvic Floor Project

26. Vaginal moisturizers and lubricants

October 18, 2021 Season 1 Episode 26
The Pelvic Floor Project
26. Vaginal moisturizers and lubricants
Show Notes

In this episode, I sit down with fellow pelvic health physiotherapist, Corinne Wade to discuss:

  • Who is at risk for vaginal dryness?
  • The main causes of dryness
  • Symptoms of dryness
  • The difference between vaginal moisturizers and lubricants
  • What ingredients should be avoided
  • Signs that there is an estrogen deficiency
  • How you will know if a product isn’t right for you

Corinne Wade is a registered physiotherapist with 25 years' experience in pelvic floor physiotherapy.  She has worked in both the USA and Canada.  She is the proud owner of her own Pelvic Health clinic in Kelowna, BC called Kare Physiotherapy,   She treats conditions such as urinary/fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual health issues for all genders.  Corinne is passionate about mythbusting and breaking the taboos around topics such as poo, pee and sex!

Links mentioned in the episode:

Edwards, D., Panay, N.   Treating vulvovaginal atrophy/genitourinary syndrome of menopause: how important is vaginal lubricant and moisturizer composition? Climacteric, 2016. Vol. 19, No.2, 151-161

pH levels of water based lubricants infographic (Image credit to Dr. Kara Dionisio

Osmolality of water based lubricants infographic (Image credit to

Lubrications mentioned:   

Menopause chicks hyaluronic acid moisturizer:

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