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