All women experience menopause. For some women, it is mild, and for others, the symptoms will be more extreme. Many will experience a decreased libido, vaginal dryness, and intercourse can feel different. Read on to learn how you can improve your sex life after menopause.
Female arousal after menopause
Hormones will change during menopause. It will impact your ability to experience arousal after menopause has finished. It can become more challenging to feel the urge to have sex or even engage in self-pleasuring activities.
Do not panic. These feelings are normal, and you are far from alone. There are options available for you to try and bring back your exciting sex life. The most accessible way to start increasing your ability to feel arousal is to review what turns you on today.
Your needs and preferences have changed during this season of your life. Previous bedroom activities may no longer work for you. Invest time experimenting with new methods of foreplay in the bedroom.
While adding new moves to your sex routine, spend time identifying any turn-offs. Eliminate them as soon as you can! It will be difficult to feel aroused with pesky turn-offs hindering your experience.
Sex drive after menopause
Arousal is the first step: completing the act of sex is the second step. For many women, the urge to act on arousal to have sex can be absent. Brief moments of arousal can fly through the mind and leave you before you have a chance to act on them.
There is no particular reason your sex drive is depressed after menopause. It is all related to your change in hormones. Instead, focus on the areas of your life you have control over. This includes your body image.
It is common for women to experience changes in their bodies during menopause. It can result in weight gain, and you may not feel as sexy naked as you once did. This can be a significant mental block for women in the bedroom.
Instead of allowing the negative thoughts to bombard your attempts at sexual pleasure, remind yourself of how wonderful you are! Your body has served you your entire life, and it will continue to take care of you as you age.
Let your partner know you are feeling insecure. Reinforcement and open communication with your sexual partner is critical to your enjoyment! The chances are high that only your mind notices any changes in your body’s appearance. Your partner will be happy to be with you and excited!
Painful intercourse after menopause
After an exciting bout of foreplay, you are ready for intercourse. After menopause, the vagina may not get as wet as it used to. During menopause, your estrogen levels decrease, which correlates with vaginal dryness.
This can make intercourse uncomfortable and unappealing. To counter the dryness, you should include a lube. Lube can be purchased in water-based solutions and oil-based. If you are more sensitive in your lady region, choose a water-based option, which is mild.
The worst thing you can do is try to force yourself to continue with sex, despite feeling dry and uncomfortable. It is doubtful that you will magically become wet enough to start enjoying the experience with low estrogen levels. Lube is a fantastic invention: do not shy away from including it in your bedroom routine.
Vaginal dryness can make intercourse feel painful. It can also increase your urge to urinate frequently and provide a general sense of itchiness and discomfort in your vagina. Many products on the market can help combat vaginal dryness.
The most popular options include oils from natural plants, such as coconut oil. A small amount can be inserted into the vagina throughout the week. It will provide relief from dryness and itchiness. Coconut oil can also be used as a natural lubricant during sex.
Other forms of treatment include prescription-based products and hormone therapy. Discuss these options with your health care provider to review if they are a suitable option for you.
Sex aids for menopause
Lube products are not exclusive to penile sexual intercourse: they can also be applied to different toys and products women use independently. Popular sex aids include vibrators, dildos, and small gadgets to stimulate the clitoris while masturbating.
If you have never used sex aids before, this is a great time to start! As we reviewed, your sexual desires and needs have likely changed during menopause. Why not experiment with something entirely new and exciting? If you do not like it, nobody has to know you even tried (not that there should be any shame in self-pleasure, to begin with).
The human body is a beautiful and intricate system. There will never be one perfect solution that will remedy a problem. It is especially true for any hormonally related experiences, such as menopause.
After you have tried options on your own, you still may not have the sex life you seek. Your body has changed, and you may need professional support to learn how to navigate this new version of yourself.
Sex Therapy is a common tool that providers women with solutions to improve their sex lives after menopause. Therapists offer new ideas and solutions that will be appropriate to your needs and circumstances. If you are frustrated, confused, or just upset that your sex life has taken a turn for the worse, consult a professional.
Sex after menopause can be enjoyable and exciting. Your needs may have changed, and your desires may be different than ever before.
Spend time exploring this new side of yourself. Include your partner, or venture this path alone with the use of sex aids. If you attempt to have sex and experience pain, use lube the next time you have intercourse.
Instead of trying to fix everything by yourself, consider working with a sex therapist. Female clientele often relies on these therapists to better understand their new sex life after menopause.