Flood Watch | Mistress Maeve | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Published May 28, 2008 at 4:35 p.m.

Dear Mistress Maeve,

Hardly a day goes by when we don't hear of some natural disaster - tsunamis, cyclones and earthquakes. Well, I'm having a natural disaster of my own - a flood - every time I have sex.

It seems that ever since I turned 30, I get so wet when aroused that I'm embarrassed for my new boyfriend and myself. Seriously, it's like someone turned on a faucet down there. I've even gone so far as to hide a towel near my bed just in case I can steal a minute to wipe (or sometimes I use my discarded panties when he's not looking). I also excuse myself from the action, claiming I have to urinate, only to run into the bathroom and clean up.

MM, is there anything to be done? I know wetness is good, but Niagara Falls? I think not.


Bracing for the Flood


Dear Bracing,

I understand your concern - but comparing your plight to the natural disasters of our time is a bit dramatic, don't you think?

You could be experiencing increased wetness if you're ovulating, or if you recently switched birth control pills. But in all likelihood, you're just plain turned on by your new beau.

Women can never be too wet. When it comes to sex and the female body, moisture is good. Think of the alternative: Some women, for various reasons, have a hard time staying lubricated while aroused. Personally, I'd much rather float my partner's boat down Niagara Falls than try to explain to him/her why I'm as dry as the sandy shore.

In extreme cases, an overly lubricated vaginal canal can cause diminished sensation for male partners, but even that's quickly remedied with a non-lubricated or textured condom for added friction.

My advice? Embrace the flood. Increased wetness means increased sensitivity and pleasure for you. If your new boyfriend isn't willing to strap on a life preserver and go for a swim, move on to the next sailor.