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A woman’s life may drastically change after menopause due to the fluctuation of hormones and changes taking place in her mind and body. Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, anxiety, depression, and many other symptoms may cause a menopausal woman to feel like her life has turned upside down.
Another change a menopausal woman may experience is a decrease in her sexual libido. Due to the loss of estrogen and testosterone, a woman may feel a weak sexual desire which can also affect her relationship with her husband. All the other symptoms of menopause can also cause women to feel anxious and will in turn affect the sex drive.
The question is: does a woman’s sex life end after menopause? While your sexual desire definitely decreases, there are ways to overcome your low sexual libido.
This article will give you a better understanding of how to have sex after menopause.
If you feel like menopause has affected your sex life and you are looking for ways to revive your sexual drive with your partner, you should try the following:
- Sexual Counseling
- Playful sex
A decrease in the female hormone, estrogen, can cause a low supply of blood to the vagina which will cause vaginal dryness which will of course make sex more painful and may lead to low sex desire due to fear of painful sex. Using water-based lubricants will definitely help in this situation. Lubricating your vagina will give you relief from the dryness.
If you feel like menopause is causing emotional and mental stress, then it is better to seek help from a professional. Speak to a sexual counselor for guidance and tips on how to deal with your new libido.
Yoga and mindfulness can help you focus on what is disrupting your sexual desires. If you relieve your stress, you may be able to overcome your low sexual desire.
If you have tried all of the above methods and still feel like your sex life has been doomed, speak to your doctor about medications such as vaginal estrogen, home replacement therapy, and estrogen pills which may treat the symptoms of menopause.
Have playful sex
As crazy as this may sound, continuing to have sex will help you not lose your sex drive. Sexual intercourse helps circulate the blood flow and lubricates your vagina.
Another tip is increasing foreplay because after menopause women may take longer to get sexually aroused, so increasing foreplay can help in arousal and reviving a woman’s sexual drive.
Sources used in this article:
- Yes, Sex After Menopause is Still Possible-Better Help
- Sex and Menopause- WebMD
- An OB-GYN’s 3 Strategies for Making Sex Better After Menopause- Healthline
- Ways to Make Sex Comfortable After Menopause- WebMD
- Life After Menopause: Iowa Clinic
- Menopause: What is it? What Are Its Symptoms?
- How to Have Sex With Your COVID-19 Positive Husband
- What is the Safe Period to Have Sex?