Have you lost the former full sex life you used to have? You are not alone. Sadly, many women struggle with their sex lives during both perimenopause and menopause. This can often extend to after menopause has passed, causing issues in the bedroom for months or even years.
This doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to sex forever! We’ve got some solutions to some of the main issues.
Changes to Your Body
The changes to your body that occur during menopause can leave you feeling very self-conscious indeed. Particularly vaginal dryness, night sweats, hot flushes, incontinence, and mood swings. As women, it’s important to feel sexy and desirable during sex, so if anything gets in the way of this it can impact our libido as well as our overall enjoyment, making it harder to reach orgasm. It’s this lack of enjoyment that can sometimes become the reason we no longer have as much sex as we used to.
Vaginal dryness isn’t just embarrassing, it’s also uncomfortable and even painful. Without estrogen (which is one of the hormones that reduces during menopause) the vaginal walls can become thinner, dryer and potentially inflamed. Using a water-based lubricant can help with intercourse, relieving any discomfort instantly. It’s a temporary fix but will certainly make sex more enjoyable.
Wearing LadyCare Plus+ 24/7 can also help to reduce up to 24 symptoms of menopause, including vaginal dryness, hot flushes, mood swings and loss of libido. The device works for 71% of women, so the odds are in your favour. It’s worth us mentioning that you must wear the device for a full 3 months before you assess any of the benefits, it can take this long for the device to rebalance your ANS (autonomic nervous system). Although some women notice benefits after just a few days or weeks, for others it can take the full 3 months. We are all different. If you would like to learn more about LadyCare, please click here.
Stress & Anxiety
If you have a million things on your mind, particularly worries and anxieties, sex can become almost impossible. How can you let yourself go and be in the moment when you’re super-stressed and potentially embarrassed by your own body? Sex can, of course, be a remedy for stress but it’s the get-up and go that might be an issue if you feel quite low.
The best solution for this is to focus on some you-time and some relaxation to try and reduce stress first. If you have a very busy life and never seem to get any alone time