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Pamela Shares If Friends Now Seek Her Advice On Sex (VIDEO)

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Pamela shares since writing a book on menopause if girlfriends now seek her advice.

Well, all my girlfriends are talking to me now about how to be like me, and I say that jokingly, but they want to know what the big secret is, and what I am finding is there is no secret. It's understanding the science and getting it together and taking that step and getting the hormones sorted out.

But having said all that, the obstacles for women to go into their doctor and actually risk and take a chance with hormones, it's really frightening for a lot of women and sex, unfortunately or fortunately, is just not a big enough reason for most women to try hormones.

They are willing to I guess continue doing as they have always done and play it safe, and one of the reasons for that is breast cancer. There is definitely an association between estrogen and a higher breast cancer risk, but there is a much higher association between heart disease and having no estrogen in a woman in her 50s once she goes into menopause.

It’s a difference between being hit by a Mini Cooper, the breast cancer, because it is really a very small number of women compared to the very high number of women who would be exposed to heart disease risk should they not be on hormones.

So the heart disease is like a Mack Truck; breast cancer is like a Mini Cooper. The heart disease problems that you get are so dramatic and you're so unlikely to come back from a heart attack for instance that I think this is a far greater problem. However, women are stuck on breast cancer because heart disease is not a reality to them.

It’s a silent killer. I mean, hardening of the arteries happens quietly. You know, you don’t really get evidence of that, and when you’re in your 50s and you’re not taking hormones you’re probably slowing down anyway, and you don’t see the capacity you used to have has been lost.

Everyone knows you only talk about sex in secret. Everyone but me that is. I’m Pamela Tames and you can hear more about my take on sex and the older woman at http://seasonedsex.com.

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