Many factors may contribute to vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness can be caused due to low or fluctuating levels of estrogen in the body, which is commonly brought on by menopause. Certain soaps, lotions, perfumes, and cleaners can also disrupt the natural balance of chemicals in the vagina, leading to dryness. Vaginal dryness can cause itching, burning, or other irritating sensations that make it hard to feel comfortable and be intimate. Vaginal lubricants and moisturizers can be used to help these symptoms of vaginal dryness by providing short-term lubrication or to help maintain vaginal health and comfort.