Change language

“When can I finally use lube?” Naomi Watts breaks the taboo of menopause with this funny post about vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness and menopause: why do so many find it so hard to talk about? Actress Naomi Watts breaks the silence with this touching yet funny Instagram post.

Menopause: it affects an incredible number of women on this planet. And yet: the topic can be put right next to abortion and miscarriages in the "taboo" drawer. So here, too, there is a need for role models who are open about the accompanying niggles such as vaginal dryness or hot flashes. One of them, since the end of January, is actress Naomi Watts, who shared a funny, touching post on Instagram that will encourage and inspire women worldwide to talk more about it, too. 

This is the menopause post of Naomi Watts

In the picture of her post, Naomi Watts can be seen twice. Once as a teenager and once in the present time. The joke of the story: already with 15 Jaht the actress did not take a leaf from the mouth and made courageous for Johnson & Johnson tampon advertisement. In a speech bubble, she proudly says, "When can I start using tampons?" Next to her, the now Naomi Watts can be seen uttering the equivalent in a speech bubble: "When can I start using lube?" 

The actress wants to draw attention to the topic of menopause through the witty comparison. But just as funny and profound as the image is the message Naomi Watts shares about it. 

This is what Naomi Watts says about menopause and vaginal dryness

Naomi also starts her text with a joke – asking who else has had a "Dry January aka dry January" besides her? She goes on to point out that while many find it easy to talk about periods and puberty, menopause and vaginal dryness make many nervous. The taboo she is now trying to break. 

"I took in the Johnson & Johnson tampon commercial when I was 15…. Facing forward…confident…curious…. The other image shows what it might look like if we approached midlife hormonal challenges with the same boldness," Naomi Watts writes of the image. "When it comes to the 'adult version' of hormonal changes, we are relegated to the shadows of secrecy and shame…with a total lack of information, plus misinformation! Who knew we'd have to sneak a sip of lube before sex?"

Lube during menopause: a super tip and totally normal – says the expert

Noami Watts goes even further in her post, sharing tips from scientist Dr. Jen Gunter: "Lube can be a great addition to sex. Some people need it because they suffer from dryness or other symptoms of menopause, but many people, menopausal or not, just like lube. Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma attached to lube. Some people are even made to feel that there is something wrong with them because they like and/or need lube. It seems that you are either too wet or too dry for the patriarchy. To that I say, bullshit. And, lube for all my friends if they want it." We can only agree with this and Naomi Watts' opinion. After all, as the actress concludes, "more than 1 billion people worldwide will be menopausal by 2025…. That's a whole lot of dry (vaginas)!". Her credo: "Let's not kid ourselves, let's take menopause, and yes, dry vaginas, into the mainstream. And no ifs, ands or buts about it!".


Qual è miglior racchetta padel? Classifica 2023

See details

Migliori liquidi per sigaretta elettronica

See details

Gel capelli ricci

See details

Best hot tubs under $5000

See details

Write for us + Fashion

See details


2023-03-21 17:20:14 Jeremy Scott lascia Moschino: ecco i suoi 10 look più folli per il marchio 2023-03-21 17:18:15 Rupert Murdoch marries again at 92: "I was afraid to fall in love because this time I knew it would be my last" 2023-03-21 17:15:47 Selena Gomez hat bereits die (unerwartete) Maniküre getragen, nach der Sie sich diesen Frühling sehnen werden. 2023-03-21 17:12:58 Jennifer Aniston sous la Tour Eiffel : J'ai eu l'impression de voir Emily à Paris 2023-03-21 17:08:57 Shawn Mendes: "Being authentic is not just about telling the truth" 2023-03-19 14:18:43 Tutto su "Swarm", la serie horror ispirata a Beyoncé in cui Billie Eilish fa il suo debutto come attrice 2023-03-19 14:15:13 Brooke Shields, hypersexualisierte Ikone der 70er Jahre, enthüllt, dass sie vergewaltigt wurde 2023-03-19 14:11:22 Lazarus" de David Bowie à Cesena, "Bill Viola" à Milan et d'autres événements à ne pas manquer 2023-03-19 14:06:28 Lance Reddick died, actor was 60 years old 2023-03-18 16:47:17 Lily Collins: "We celebrate women of all ages" 2023-03-17 21:19:41 Sex Education 4: the latest news about the new season 2023-03-17 21:13:49 Sharon Stone parla delle sue preoccupazioni per il denaro e la salute in un discorso emozionante 2023-03-17 21:10:55 Michael B. Jordan made us long to wear a leather jacket 2023-03-17 21:07:29 Gwyneth Paltrow: Selv om hennes strenge spiserutine høres giftig ut, er det ingen grunn til å dømme utseendet hennes 2023-03-17 21:01:02 Emma Watson näyttää vanhoilta ajoilta pitkässä polkkatukassaan ja huokuu noughties-tunnelmaa - katso kuvat täältä 2023-03-17 20:58:19 Pamela Reif: Waarom haar transfobische uitspraken laten zien hoeveel werk we nog moeten doen als samenleving 2023-03-17 20:54:46 Emma Corrin: "Den røde løber har givet mig mulighed for at udforske min identitet gennem tøj". 2023-03-17 20:51:49 Salma Hayek prestó su vestido de los 90 a su hija para la noche de los Oscar 2023-03-17 20:49:54 Keira Knightley återvänder till den röda mattan i denna Vivienne Westwood-korsett 2023-03-17 20:46:41 Megan Fox ha un colore di capelli completamente nuovo 2023-03-17 20:43:41 Différences irréconciliables et nouvel amour : dans le divorce d'Elisabetta Canalis et Brian Perri 2023-03-17 20:41:22 Wladimir Putin, internationaler Haftbefehl gegen den russischen Präsidenten 2023-03-17 20:25:00 How hard it is to be a Data Scientist: from interview to his programming homework 2023-03-13 23:36:20 2023 ranking of the most expensive Luxury Watches

News archive

2/2023 » 1/2023 » 12/2022 » 11/2022 » 10/2022 » 9/2022 » 8/2022 » 7/2022 » 6/2022 » 5/2022 » 4/2022 » 3/2022 »