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5 Reasons Sex After Menopause Is Good For You

December 20th, 2014

Let these 5 healthy benefits of sex inspire you to keep sexual love alive well after menopause.

Although women’s bodies go through many hormonal changes at menopause as they transition out of their childbearing years, this doesn’t mean that women suddenly stop having sexual needs. After all, sex isn’t only about reproduction. It’s also about maintaining a deep, intimate connection with your partner. And don’t forget, it can feel good too.

If you’re having trouble maintaining an interest in sex or enjoying the experience of sex after menopause, you might be tempted to just give up. But if you do, you’ll be robbing yourself (and your partner) of some important health and wellness benefits associated with sex. Let these 5 benefits inspire you to get your sex drive and enjoyment back with menopause treatment options from Renew Woman™.

Better Sleep: A fulfilling sexual experience can help send you off to dreamland for a restful sleep. Arousal and orgasm help to reduce the stress hormone cortisol, shutting down parts of the brain associated with fear, stress, and anxiety. Anything that helps you sleep will no doubt be a welcome relief if you are suffering from common menopause symptoms like insomnia and night sweats.

Younger Appearance: According to neuropsychology research from Royal Edinburgh Hospital, couples who have sex at least three times per week tend to look 10 years younger than less sexually active couples. Whether this is a result of hormones released during sex or due to an increased focus on diet and exercise among people who look and feel sexy is not yet proven.

Improved Lubrication: Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of menopause, and it may keep many women from enjoying sex as they age. Fortunately, after initial treatment to relieve the dryness and associated pain, continued frequent intercourse (2 to 3 times per week) can help keep vaginal tissues well lubricated by promoting blood flow to the area.

Better Marriage: A recent study from the University of Chicago surveyed 500 couples aged 58 to 85 and found that sexually active spouses consistently reported being more satisfied with their relationship, even after up to 40 years of marriage. In this study sexual activity was broadened to include all kinds of physical intimacy from hugging and cuddling to intercourse.

Fewer Headaches: Migraines have recently been gaining acceptance in the medical community as a symptom of menopause, and if you are among the women who suffer from strong headaches you will be relieved to learn that sex may help. A good 60 percent of migraine sufferers surveyed by researchers from the University of Munster, Germany said that having sex during a migraine reduced or stopped their headache pain.

Take the First Step Towards a Healthy Post-Menopause Sex Life Now

Of course, before you can reap the benefits of sex after menopause you have to want that sex. Renew Woman™ can help by providing a variety of menopause treatment options designed to restore youthful desire and healthy sexual function. Please contact us today to learn more.

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