Would you rather watch TV than tear up the sheets with your honey? So why are you spending Saturday night binge-watching? Chalk it up to menopause. For many women, a low libido is just one more irritating byproduct of aging. But as women age, physical changes play a role too.
Sexual pleasure during and after menopause
3 Tips for Better Sex After Menopause
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An OB-GYN's 3 Strategies for Making Sex Better After Menopause
Even if, as the saying goes, the brain is a woman's most important sex organ, we can't deny the role our bodies play—especially as we get older. Satisfying sex depends on several things: presence of desire, arousal, absence of pain, and an ability to reach orgasm. After menopause, libido declines, and changes in our bodies can make it difficult to get aroused, painful to have intercourse, and impossible to climax. It's little wonder that many women become dissatisfied with sex, and some avoid intimacy entirely.
Nothing kills the mood quite like menopausal hot flashes and fatigue. But a little experimentation could rev up your libido, add some spice to your love life, and foster new intimacy with your partner. Hot flashes and night sweats can make you feel anything but sexy, especially when you factor in the mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, vaginal dryness , and aching joints that often come with them. Data from more than 3, adult women across the United States confirms this: Pain during sex increases for menopausal women , while sexual desire decreases.