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The Many Truths about Sex After Menopause

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The truth is, sex changes as we get older. But that does not mean it comes to a complete stop. Sex after menopause can be equally passionate, rewarding and satisfying.

Sure there are some biological challenges, but many women maintain hormonal balance and interest in sex through menopause. Since they are typically more confident and knowledgeable about what they want in and out of the bedroom, sex has the potential to be better than ever.

The truth is you can turn challenges into successes. Some women may experience vaginal dryness or vaginal tissue deterioration. This can make sex painful. This challenge can be solved with over the counter, water-based lubricants. You can also consider talking with your doctor about estrogen creams and therapies.

Blood flow to the vagina decreases after menopause so the truth is, have more sex. The very act of having sexual intercourse stimulates blood flow to the vagina and keeps it in better working order.

Often menopause is not just physical, it can affect women mentally as well. This change in life can change the way women think about themselves and their sexuality. By being aware that this can happen, women can be prepared and learn ways to boost their self-esteem and self-confidence.

The truth is, you may have to work harder for an orgasm. Even if you are accustomed to multiple orgasms during sexual activity, after menopause, you may have to try a little harder for one or two.

Menopause can decrease sex drive in some women and increase libido in others. The truth is, it affects everyone differently. Some women may need to experience more intimacy. Sex may need to evolve to more foreplay in order to build up to the actual act of sexual intercourse.

The truth is, hitting the gym or taking a walk may help amp up your libido. One of the best ways to increase sex drive is to increase the amount of exercise you get. Energy from a healthy diet, regular exercise, plenty of sleep and good mental health are important factors to maintaining a healthy and happy sex drive.

The truth is, if your sex life is already good, chances are that after menopause it probably will not change drastically.

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