Sex After Menopause
Every woman will experience Menopause to some degree. Menopause is known to affect women who are no longer of child bearing age but it has affected women prematurely as well. When a woman experiences Menopause, they may suffer from a few of the symptoms or they may have almost all of the symptoms. Menopause can deplete the body of estrogen and this is what causes some of the affects such as loss of interest in sex, not easily stimulated, less responsive to touching, and a reduction in blood flow to the vagina.
Not all women have the same affect after Menopause. In fact some women enjoy sex more because of reasons such as no fear of becoming pregnant, or they are more relaxed and able to enjoy intercourse without worrying about interruptions.
Because of the reduction in blood flow to the vagina it may leave the area dry and painful during sex because the estrogen usually produces lubrication. There are lubricants that are safe to use for women who experience dryness. Staying lubricated during sex will eliminate the pain that may sometimes be associated with sex.
So what can you do to reduce the affects of decreased sex drive after Menopause? There are several ways that you can treat this condition naturally without relying on medication. First, learn some terrific techniques that will help you relax, such as messaging, warm baths, and clearing your mind by listening to music or reading a book. Learn more about your body and how your body responds to sex. Tease each other. Touching is not just for when you are ready to have sex or when you have time for intercourse. Leave him wanting more. Act out fantasies or watch a movie together to stimulate arousal.
If you still have pain during intercourse there are some things that you can do to avoid or reduce your chances of experiencing this every time. You may want to try different positions to reduce pain. Find a position that puts you in control of penetration. Use relaxation techniques before you begin, enjoy fore play, and don't be afraid to use lubricants. If pain persists, contact your doctor.