olive oil

Q. I’ve read that olive oil can be used for vaginal dryness. I couldn’t tell if I should include olive oil in my diet or actually apply it directly to the vagina.

A. This remedy calls for topical application of olive oil to the vagina. It seems to lubricate those dry tissues. Here is what one reader reported:

“I have been using olive oil for this purpose for a couple of years. When my doctor did a pelvic exam, he thought I was taking hormones although I am not. I think olive oil has natural vitamin E to keep women youthful.”

Another natural option comes from New Zealand and contains kiwi vine extract. The product is called SYLK and is available on the Web (www.sylkusa.com) or at (866) 831-2920.

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  1. Gay
    Florida, USA

    I have just finished 16 months of chemo, radiation and surgery for Stage 3 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, Her2+. Had my last chemo treatment on Feb 19th and today is March 4th. Sex has become more and more painful until it has reached the point I absolutely cannot tolerate penetration. I have been on a five year estrogen killing breast cancer pill for about six months now and have come to believe this is the culprit. I did try organic, virgin coconut oil because I figured if it was food grade, I would not hurt me internally but it did not help at all. If anything, the pain grew worse.

    Of course, I don’t blame the coconut oil for the increase in pain. That was the pill’s doing. It’s just that the coconut oil did not help me. It was a godsend when chemo caused my feet to peel so badly it was like walking on broken glass, so I was unhappily surprised that it did not work for me and my husband sexually. Our sex life is now non existent. He never complains but it is breaking my heart as we have been married only 5 years. We are both in our very early sixties, and while menopause has come and gone for me, our sex life was quite nice before I started taking this blasted pill. The answer given at the beginning of this article advises us to apply olive oil topically. I thought topically meant on top of, as in externally. Shall I use it internally as well since that is where the pain is?

  2. Nancy
    Aptos, CA

    So what kind of coconut oil? Where to buy it?
    I have organic virgin coconut oil. Is that it?
    I’ve had dryness for years. I can’t take hormones.

  3. patti

    I have been using coconut oil for years it’s good but I have a great new suppository that works even better
    you can buy the casing for the suppositories on amazon
    4 table spoon coconut oil
    2 table spoons vitamin E
    2 table spoon olive oil
    put in refrigerator to harden
    use every day. I also use aloe in the solution
    mix in small blender ‘I use a no needle syringe to fill’

    • Nancy

      Why do you get Vitamin E liquid?

    • Barbara

      the mixture of CO, OO and Vit E, how much do you insert and do you do so on a daily basis. Could you fill capsule and insert or does it need to be done with no needle syringe???

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