Dear Dr. Kate,
I think that I get too wet by far. Is there anything that will help me lubricate less?
– My Love Is Like an Ocean
Lubrication during sex is a good sign (though not the only one) of how aroused you are. It tends to make intercourse more comfortable, and reduce injury to your vagina by reducing friction. But sometimes a little friction is a good thing, and youâ€™re not the only woman who feels that sheâ€™s actually TOO wet during sex. Hormonal contraception (especially the birth control pill) reduces lubrication for some women. But thereâ€™s no powder or medication specifically designed to dry you out. Instead, try different positions that may increase friction (like keeping your legs together after heâ€™s entered you). And donâ€™t hesitate to keep a towel underneath you.
– Dr. Kate
Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City. She also lectures nationally on womenâ€™s health issues and conducts research on reproductive health. Check out more of her advice and ask her a question at Gynotalk.com.