During menopause, a serious restructuring occurs in a woman’s body, which can affect overall well-being, causing a number of unpleasant symptoms, including in the intimate area. The good news is that you can handle it and you don’t have to deny yourself sex. We analyze at least 4 reasons – why.
Sex improves mood and well-being
It’s no secret that intimacy and orgasm have a positive effect on mood, help relieve stress and even have an analgesic effect. In addition, it is both excellent physical activity and the prevention of vascular diseases. Why is there less sex in a woman’s life with age, especially after menopause? The reasons can be divided into two groups:
- Psychological: Age-related changes can affect a woman’s self-esteem. It may seem to her that she is no longer so beautiful and attractive. However, men see us with completely different eyes and love us as a whole, and not for a toned belly or forehead without wrinkles. At any age, and especially during the period of hormonal changes, it is very important to maintain health and take good care of yourself. Perhaps with the help of a psychologist and / or with a partner. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, because it will help you feel better.
- Physiological: a decrease in hormone levels affects the entire body, in which a real restructuring occurs. This can be accompanied by rather unpleasant sensations (hot flashes, weakness, decreased mood, insomnia, etc.), and these sensations can also occur in the intimate area. However, they can be dealt with, and here we turn to reason # 2.
No need to endure discomfort
During menopause, dryness and discomfort can be felt in the intimate area, and sometimes painful sensations appear during intercourse. These symptoms should not be tolerated, but you should immediately contact a specialist – preferably a gynecologist who has been observing you for several years. A good doctor will do his best to help solve the problem and bring the comfortable and painless joy of healthy sex back to life. As a result of the examination, the gynecologist can prescribe a suitable treatment – in each case, individual.
Now there are many tools to help cope with menopausal manifestations. For example, “Ovestin” is a local preparation in the form of suppositories and cream that helps to make up for estrogen deficiency. The tool comes into contact only with the intimate area, therefore it acts locally and does not have a systemic effect on the body. “Ovestin” can help normalize urination and restore normal microflora, increasing the resistance of the epithelial cells of the urinary tract to infection and inflammation. Thus, it can help reduce soreness during intercourse and vaginal dryness and discomfort.
Sexual life can only get more interesting over the years
So, both of you have a wealth of experience behind you, you know what you like, and you can explain it to your partner. This is great news for new experiments that will help support and increase the sex drive of a couple. Develop your adventurousness and make erotic desires a reality: discuss with your partner what you dream about, and together make a plan of action. Escape to a beautiful hotel for the weekend, try new positions, choose a toy or lubricant with an unusual scent – come up with something you’ve never tried before.
Sex maintains harmony in relationships
Experiments and intimacy are not only fun and enjoyable, but also a guarantee of strong and trusting relationships. And don’t be afraid to be frank: according to the statistics of an Italian study conducted under the guidance of Professor Rosella Nappi in 2018, only 30% of women surveyed aged 45 and over were ready to share with their partner their experiences of discomfort during intercourse. At the same time, 80% of the men surveyed were ready to listen and help their other half in solving problems. So do not hide and try to solve unpleasant issues alone. Let your partner know, see a doctor – and let nothing stop you from leading a bright and happy life.