Sunday, June 2, 2013

How to Get Libido Back After Menopause

Women’s menstrual periods normally stop upon reaching the age of 40s to 50s. Some women find it relieving because somehow it means they can make love and enjoy intimacy without worrying about pregnancy. But truth is that menopausal women may also experience declining sex drive which may get worse year after year. In turn, they and their partners become sexually unsatisfied and the relationship may ultimately suffer. Yeah, sometimes this could lead to divorce.

Menopause Help

More Than the Physical Aspects

Menopause can bring in a lot of discomfort and health issues such as low libido. Experts assert that low sex drive is the effect of declining estrogen levels in the body. While men are relatively easier to diagnose when they have low libido, Dr. Glenn Braunstein believes that women’s sex drive is a more complicated case. It is not just about the physical factors that affect sex drives, emotional factors come into play as well. Depression, anxiety, mood swings are some of the aspects that need to be looked into in order to fully understand why menopausal women tend to lose interest in sex.

Rekindling the Fire

However, just because you've gone through the menopausal stage doesn't mean your sex life had ended too. Here are some tips that can help you put excitement into your sex life even after menopause.
  • Follow a sound diet and exercise. What you eat and what you do with your body will significantly affect your bedroom performance. Cutting down on fatty food and consuming more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can make you feel lighter. Exercise can help you lose weight and build lean muscles, help you build a positive self-image and feel sexier about yourself.
  • Lubricate. Vaginal dryness is a big issue among many menopausal women as they tend to lose natural lubrication during this stage. Vaginal dryness may also make penetration not only uncomfortable, but also painful. However, there are several over-the-counter lubricants that can be purchased and used to make sex easier and appealing.
  • Be game for foreplay. Foreplay is a vital part in lovemaking. It prepares the individual physically and emotionally to what lies ahead. It also builds stimulation that can excite a menopausal woman so she feels comfortable with the idea of sexual intimacy.
  • Communicate with your partner. Nonverbal cues such as hugging and kissing are good ways to assure your partner that you are still into him. You may also want to verbally talk to him about the changes in your body, how it is affecting you and your relationship with him so that both of you will know how to address issues that may be creating a gap in your sex life.


Do not let menopause beat your sex life. It’s true that a lot of things are happening with your body, but that doesn't mean you have to give your sex life up. Sometimes, simple changes with your habits and perspective will lead you to profound bedroom glory.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:43 PM


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