Sex menopause : Awareness of sexuality and menopause
Every women should have to experience the menopause at some point in their life.
Some of the women do not notice any changes in their sexual desire, pleasure or performance during menopause whereas some women notice profound changes in their sexual response and capacity.
As with everything about menopause, each woman has her own story to tell. But here, we will introduce you about the awareness of sexuality and menopause. So, lets start…
- 1. How Does Menopause Affect Sex Drive?
- 2. Does Menopause Lower Sex drive in all Women?
- 3. Discuss the other intimacy problems during the Menopause?
- 4. Less intercourse is natural in the menopause age?
How Does Menopause Affect Sex Drive?
Menopause is a natural condition which happens in every woman. We can say that menopause is an ‘end of fertility’. After and during the age of 52 the loss of estrogen and the testosterone following menopause can lead to changes in women’s body and sexual derive.
Women in menopause ages can found low sex drive and less arousal. Rather than that women can feel less sensitive to touching and stroking that can easily less interest in sex.
In the menopause age, the estrogen level is low and it can cause a drop in blood supply to the vagina. That can affect the vaginal lubrication, causing the vagina to be too dry which makes the sex uncomfortable.
Does Menopause Lower Sex drive in all Women?
But it’s not happened with everyone; some post-menopause women say that they have got an improved sex drive. That may be due to less anxiety linked to a fear of pregnancy. Also, many post-menopause women often have fewer child-rearing responsibilities, allowing them to relax and enjoy intimacy with their parents.
Some women seem happier in the post menopause and the menopause age because they will get rid of their monthly menstrual cycle.
Discuss the other intimacy problems during the Menopause?
Most of the woman feel happy during the post menopause because they will get rid of their monthly menstrual cycle. But along with this, women should also face some problem.
Here, we will discuss some of the other intimacy problems during the menopause.
- Depression or anxiety
- Bladder control problems
- Sleep disturbance
- Other health concerns.
All these things happen during the menopause age because of the estrogen and testosterone level increase and decrease.
Along with these problem there are also chances that woman can suffer from some other intimacy problems and these are –
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Menopause and post-menopause don’t protect you against sexually transmitted disease. You can get a sexually transmitted disease at any point in your life if you are not paying attention to the hygiene factors. This sexually transmitted disease doesn’t go down with the age and with the changes in your reproductive system.
Some of the sexually transmitted diseases can lead to serious illness, while others, like HIV aids, cannot be cured and may be fatal.
Depression or anxiety
In most of the cases, women can feel the depression and anxiety because in this age of the menopause hormonal imbalance is common.
Because of the increase and decrease of hormones women can feel like depression and anxiety for some time and if it stays a long time then you should go for the doctor.
In this phase, most of the women suffer from vagina dryness problem. This is one of the most common problem which occurs not only the menopause period but there is chances that someone who have vagina can suffer from it at any point of the life.
This is not a huge problem and if woman wants they can easily overcome from these problem.
What Can I Do to Treat Vaginal Dryness During Menopause?
Vaginal dryness is a very common thing during and after the menopause, vaginal dryness can be treated with water-based and water-soluble lubricants such as the nururun lubricant and the K-Y JELLY both of these lubricants are contained water-soluble which is the best for women who have vaginal dryness.
Try these water based lubricant in your daily life and get rid of the vagina dryness problem.
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If you have vaginal dryness during and after the menopause age than do not ever use non-water soluble lubricants such as Vaseline, because they are perfect for weaken the latex, latex is the material used to make the condoms.
You and your partner should keep using the condoms until your doctor confirms you are no longer ovulating and to prevent getting a sexually transmitted disease.
Non-water-based soluble and lubricants provide a medium of bacterial growth, particularly in a person whose immune system has been weakened by chemotherapy.
You can normally use the glycerin-min-oil, and water-based vaginal lotions to balance and increase the vaginal moisturizer. You can also use the Luvena to maintain the moisture in the vagina.
If you think that it is a serious issue like beyond the vaginal dryness and you also feel some difficulties in urine that consult with the gynaecologist. They will provide to best medication and vaginal estrogen therapy.
An oral drug that can be taken once in a day, ospemifene, it makes the vaginal tissue stronger and thicker and less fragile. It is resulting in less pain for women during sex. The FDA warns that osphena can thicken the endometrium (lining of the uterus) and raise the risk of stroke and blood clot.
Less intercourse is natural in the menopause age?
Yes, after and during the age of menopause people started losing interest in sex, it’s because of the menopause age. Intercourse in later years often isn’t as pleasurable for couples as it used to be. That’s because of bodily changes such as vaginal dryness and erectile dysfunction. Half of the women in their fifties continue having intercourse, but by the age of seventies, only 24 percent of women are doing it.
That’s doesn’t mean that you can’t be able to do sex and can’t be intimate with your partner. Whether you are having intercourse with the help of lubricants but you can do this. You can also use a vaginal moisturizer or prescription drugs or choosing other ways of staying connected.
One-third of couples have never had sex for a long time. But they do not necessarily consider a problem. Their relationship has developed right there. They do other things that are intimate that they enjoy like cuddling, sharing a bed and laughing together and they are happy.