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I am 69 years young and have had a n active and enjoyable sex life. After my husband died I was alone for 5 years but then I started a new relationship. I found sexual penetration impossible as my vagina seemed to have shrunk to nothing. I tried lubricants but these did not help. I saw the doctor who diagnosed atrophic vaginitis. I was given Estriol cream to insert every night for 2 weeks and then twice week. This has not really helped and sex is still difficult with the penis only able to be inserted a short way. I am so embarrases at this that I am avoiding any contact with the opposite sex and have broken off the budding relationship. I have no irritation, burning or problems peeing and feel very well. Can anyone give me some advice? I did see reference here to a dilator and various pessaries and tablets. I neeed help as I do not want to think my sex life is completely over.
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