Great Sex and Menopause: How to Have Both
Nearly fifty percent of menopausal women have confessed to experiencing a lower sex drive. In fact, it’s fairly common for women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s to experience a loss of desire. While changing bodies and hormones play a big factor in the loss of libido, there are other factors that play a role as well. Here is a guide to help you overcome the common components that create a low sex drive so you can experience satisfying intercourse well into your 80’s.
Before experiencing menopause, your sex drive likely peaked right before and after ovulation. But once your period ends, the hormones in your body tend to dip, and you may no longer feel as sexually aroused as you one did. Less estrogen in the body means less overall blood flow toward the vagina, which increases dryness, and nobody wants to have painful sex due to a dry vaginal area.
To help the hormonal imbalance your body is experiencing, try bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Combined with a healthy lifestyle and diet, the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help balance hormones and restore sex drive in as little as 2-4 weeks. In the meantime, try using a water-based lubricant to restore moisture if your vagina is feeling extremely dry and sex is painful.
Life and Stress
During menopause, many women find themselves also experiencing major life changes. From sending kids to college, career changes and caring for elderly parents, it’s no wonder that women often experience a decreased sex drive during this stage of life. Any time stress increases, it can put a damper on your sex life and cause undue tensions with your partner.
Learn a few relaxation techniques to help ward off unwarranted stress, and spend more time on sexy games and foreplay. Allow your partner to give you a full-body massage and return the favor. Sometimes that may be all you need to get back in the mood.
Low Self Esteem
Since menopause often hits in middle age, there’s already many changes occurring in your body besides just the hormonal imbalances of menopause. Graying hair, dry skin and arthritis can make any woman feel less sexy.
To make yourself feel better, treat your body well and practice healthy aging habits. Eat a healthy and balanced diet, exercise daily, get plenty of rest and keep your hormones balanced with BHRT. When you take time for self-care, you almost automatically feel better about yourself and an increased sex drive can be the outcome.
Experiencing a loss of libido during menopause can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Call Renew Woman™ today and request a free consultation to help determine the best treatment choices to help you feel like yourself again.