Sex After Menopause

By on January 7, 2015
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By Charlotte Peacock−

It is a sad reality that many women perceive the menopause as the end of their sexual lives. While it can alter our sexual experiences, it doesn’t mean we have to forget about our pleasures completely. Read on to find out how you can combat the negative effects of this phase of your life.

Painful sex

Often referred to as the change of life, the menopause is when a woman stops having periods. A side effect of this is often vaginal dryness.

Vaginal dryness can make sex painful, causing discomfort that can lead to many women avoiding intercourse. However, there are treatments out there for this.

Many women opt for vaginal lubricants to counteract vaginal dryness. This is applied directly to the area before intercourse to make it more comfortable.

An alternative option is Lady Prelox. Available from Pharma Nord, the natural formula works to encourage blood flow and nutrients to the genital area, enhancing a woman’s pleasure and comfort during intercourse.

You should always consult your GP before using Lady Prelox.

Loss of libido

According to the NHS, the average age for UK women to go through the menopause is 52, although symptoms can become visible earlier. In addition to vaginal dryness, women can experience a loss of libido.

Combined with a woman’s aging process, the menopause can result in a loss of self-esteem, confidence and sex drive. Mood swings can also be an issue. However, there are some simple things you can do that will leave you feeling yourself again.

Setting aside some ‘me time’ each week will allow you to relax. How you spend it is completely up to you. Whether you meet up with friends for a coffee or simply enjoy a hot bubble bath, make sure it’s something you enjoy.

Take some time to pamper yourself too. Investing in a new outfit, visiting the hairdressers or having a manicure will all build up your confidence and help you feel a million dollars. Once you’re feeling better about yourself, you should see an increase in your sex drive.

Mother of two, Charlotte Peacock regularly writes on the topic of love and relationships, with the aim of helping other women enjoy later life as much as she does.

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Sex After Menopause