Vaginal lubrication

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Vaginal lubrication is a naturally produced fluid that lubricates a woman's vagina.wikipedia
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Vagina

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Vaginal lubrication is a naturally produced fluid that lubricates a woman's vagina.
This increase in moisture provides vaginal lubrication, which reduces friction.

Sexual arousal

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Vaginal lubrication is always present, but production increases significantly near ovulation and during sexual arousal in anticipation of sexual intercourse.
A number of physiological responses occur in the body and mind as preparation for sexual intercourse and continue during it. Male arousal will lead to an erection, and in female arousal the body's response is engorged sexual tissues such as nipples, vulva, clitoris, vaginal walls and vaginal lubrication.

Bartholin's gland

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Plasma from vaginal walls due to vascular engorgement is considered to be the chief lubrication source, and the Bartholin's glands, located slightly below and to the left and right of the introitus (vaginal opening), also secrete mucus to augment vaginal-wall secretions.
They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males.

Sexual intercourse

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Vaginal lubrication is always present, but production increases significantly near ovulation and during sexual arousal in anticipation of sexual intercourse.
Foreplay may precede some sexual activities, often leading to sexual arousal of the partners and resulting in the erection of the penis or natural lubrication of the vagina.

Acetic acid

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The lubricative fluid contains water, pyridine, squalene, urea, acetic acid, lactic acid, complex alcohols and glycols, ketones, and aldehydes.
Acetic acid is also a component of the vaginal lubrication of humans and other primates, where it appears to serve as a mild antibacterial agent.

Dyspareunia

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Insufficient lubrication or vaginal dryness in women can cause dyspareunia, which is a type of sexual pain disorder.
Both vaginal lubrication and vaginal dilation decrease.

Pyridine

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The lubricative fluid contains water, pyridine, squalene, urea, acetic acid, lactic acid, complex alcohols and glycols, ketones, and aldehydes.
Traces of pyridine can be found in Beaufort cheese, vaginal secretions, black tea, saliva of those suffering from gingivitis, and sunflower honey.

Menopause

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Vaginal dryness may also result from insufficient excitement and stimulation or from hormonal changes caused by menopause (potentially causing atrophic vaginitis), pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Other symptoms may include vaginal dryness, trouble sleeping, and mood changes.

Female sexual arousal disorder

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While vaginal dryness is considered an indicator for sexual arousal disorder, male circumcision exacerbates female vaginal dryness during intercourse.
The diagnosis can also refer to an inadequate lubrication-swelling response normally present during arousal and sexual activity.

Sjögren syndrome

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Vaginal dryness can also be a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the body destroys moisture-producing glands.
Vaginal dryness and dry skin and dry nose may also occur.

Sexual dysfunction

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Insufficient lubrication or vaginal dryness in women can cause dyspareunia, which is a type of sexual pain disorder.
Dyspareunia may be caused by insufficient lubrication (vaginal dryness) in women.

Vasoactive intestinal peptide

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The human vagina is serviced by nerves that respond to vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP).
VIP provokes vaginal lubrication in normal women, doubling the total volume of lubrication produced.

Combined oral contraceptive pill

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Oral contraceptives may also increase or decrease vaginal lubrication.
COCPs may increase natural vaginal lubrication.

Estrogen

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Older women produce less vaginal lubrication and reduced estrogen levels may be associated with increased vaginal dryness.
Increase vaginal lubrication

HIV

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However, besides making sexual intercourse painful for the female, the practice is believed to increase the risk of transmitting sexually transmitted diseases for both partners, such as HIV, whose risk of transmission is increased by lacerations in the vaginal tissue resulting from the lack of lubrication.
In most cases, HIV is a sexually transmitted infection and occurs by contact with or transfer of blood, pre-ejaculate, semen, and vaginal fluids.

Dry sex

Some people (particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa) practice dry sex, which involves the removal of vaginal lubrication in some way.
Dry sex is the sexual practice of having sexual intercourse without vaginal lubrication.

Anterior fornix erogenous zone

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AFE zone
The anterior fornix erogenous zone (also known as the AFE zone, AFE, A-spot, epicenter, deep spot or second G-spot) is reportedly a female erogenous zone that when stimulated can lead to rapid vaginal lubrication and arousal, sometimes without any other form of stimulation, with continued stimulation resulting in an intense orgasm.

Semen

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The normal pH of vaginal fluid is between 3.8 and 4.5, whereas male semen is typically between 7.2 and 7.8 (neutral pH is 7.0).
Vaginal lubrication

Female ejaculation

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Critics have maintained that ejaculation is either stress incontinence or vaginal lubrication.

Mineral oil

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Both canola oil and mineral oil are recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as fertility-preserving types of personal lubricant.
It is recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for use as a fertility-preserving vaginal lubrication.

G-spot

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Within this context, various methods were used over the centuries to release "female seed" (via vaginal lubrication or female ejaculation) as a treatment for suffocation ex semine retento (suffocation of the womb), female hysteria or green sickness.

Skene's gland

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Skene's gland
Vaginal lubrication

Pre-ejaculate

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Pre-ejaculate
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Lubrication

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Vaginal lubrication is a naturally produced fluid that lubricates a woman's vagina.

Ovulation

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Vaginal lubrication is always present, but production increases significantly near ovulation and during sexual arousal in anticipation of sexual intercourse.