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Postmenopause: The New Perception

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There has been a huge change in the perception of postmenopause.

According to Epigee.com, this could be partially due to the fact women live more than a third of their lives after menopause.

Many women see the benefits associated with postmenopause. The Independent reported a survey commissioned for Health Plus magazine which found 72 percent of women thought they are "just as attractive as before," while 82 percent felt "as feminine as before."

According to the survey, 8 out of 10 said they had an overwhelming "sense of freedom" and 6 out of 10 women said they felt "better than ever before." The women also felt an average of 10 years younger than their real age.

Postmenopausal women may find themselves free to enjoy sex now that many of the worries associated with it no longer apply, said Epigee.org.

A recent study in the United Kingdom found that most postmenopausal women actually have better sex lives than they did before menopause. Of the women participating in the study, 65 percent reported being happier in their sex lives, and this may be due to the lack of concern over an unplanned pregnancy.

Postmenopausal women also seem to have an easier time reaching orgasm, and are more likely to experience multiple orgasms during intercourse, wrote Epigee.org.

Health.com said that older women know what they want in the bedroom and typically aren’t shy asking for it.

“There’s some data to suggest that women become less inhibited as they age, so it’s often a time of relaxation and being comfortable with who you are, and that often improves sexual functioning and sexual performance,” Dr. Margaret E. Wierman, a professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center told Health.com.

It is true that menopause can lead to vaginal dryness, wrote Health.com. But this can be an excuse to discover new, more pleasurable experiences.

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