Menopause and Sex: How to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Menopause is an inescapable step that usually occurs at 51 years on average. This phenomenon is mainly reflected by the stopping of the rules and the loss of ovulation. Hormonal changes that often reverberate in one’s sex life. However, the decline in libido is not irreversible.
Why does menopause often associate a decline in libido?
In women, the arrival of menopause causes many upheavals. First, physical changes. Menopause is a natural stage in women, it refers to the decline in hormone production and the disappearance of ovulation. Physically, menopause causes vaginal dryness and body modification. For example, pubic hair is less numerous and the vagina can become narrower. So many physical changes that can impact the woman’s relationship to her body.
Does menopause have consequences?
If this period changes the body, it also influences psychology. At menopause, women may experience a fear of aging and a loss of vitality. They are also afraid of not being socially useful because the children are grown up, leave the house, and so on. All of these changes lead to a loss of self-esteem and may also lead to a decline in libido. Fortunately, this does not happen to all women. Some, on the contrary, feel a revival of sexuality, because they feel free, more autonomous and subject to less constraints.
Are there treatments for sexuality?
There are medications available to counteract the loss of ovulation or to correct a vaginal dryness. The doctor may prescribe creams, eggs or lubricants. Herbal medicine can also be an effective solution. But the best medicine is to maintain a regular sex life. The more sex you have, the more you want to have sex. We must never give up on sexuality.
How to revive libido during menopause
At menopause, sexuality is different. There is no female viagra, the important thing is to promote foreplay to awaken desire. In addition, many messages exist to develop sensuality in the couple. It is also necessary to change one’s mode of sexuality: sexual intercourse is not just penetration.
In order to regain desire, fantasies are indispensable. Indeed, it is necessary to cultivate one’s imagination. The body has limits that the brain does not have. The best medicine is really to find complicity in his relationship. If sexual difficulties are established, do not hesitate to consult a psychologist for psychic reworking related to menopause and/or a sex therapist for sexual issues.