“Can you stop naturally lubricating after The Depo Shot?”
Depo Provera generally does not affect vaginal lubrication but for some women, this might be a side effect. There are water soluble vaginal lubricants that can be purchased over the counter and without a prescription! We reccommend : Astro Glide or KY Jelly.
Vaginal dryness is NOT permanent and once you are off of a hormonal method of birth control – such as : birth control pills, patches, and vaginal rings, as well as Depo Provera – your normal vaginal mucus will return. Be aware that your ability to get pregnant will also return!
Never use an oil-based product, such as Vaseline because it can actually hurt vaginal tissue and cannot be used with condoms. Additionally, you should avoid products that contain oils or fragrances because they can cause vaginal irritation and increase the chances of getting a vaginal infection, like a yeast infection. Douching is NOT effective for moisturizing and will also increase the risk of infection.