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I'm a 40 year old going through menopause and I have no desire to have sex with my husband. Is there something natural I can take that will make me want to have sex again?

By May 26, 2010 - 11:01pm
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I had a full hysterectomy four years ago

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I am glad you found EmpowHER, as this has been a very common question. There are many different "treatment" options, and I have included a few suggestions based on other experts and EmpowHER members' posts:

1. EmpowHER: Sex, Libido and Menopause. "...the Cleveland Clinic suggests the following tips for improving sex drive. Water-soluble lubricants like Astroglide or K-Y Jelly can improve vaginal dryness, and distraction techniques to relax can decrease anxiety that may arise during this transitional period."

2. EmpowHER: Six ways to help your sex drive after menopause. "...topical oil named Zestra. Two placebo-controlled studies published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy showed that this blend of botanicals (including borage seed and evening primrose oils, Angelica root and vitamins C and E) provided a significant increase in arousal, desire, genital stimulation, ability to orgasm and pleasure. (Of course, even before using a nonprescription product you should check with your doctor first)."

3. EmpowHER: In Menopause, Out Libido?. "...I've discovered that sexual intimacy is better now than it was when I was younger. Yes it takes longer to be aroused but the tenderness and the intimacy and the emotional quality of the relationship (all of which are incredibly good) make the experience so much better now."

Does this information help? Are you taking any type of HRT? Do you have any problematic symptoms, beyond what you are feeling is a low libido?

May 27, 2010 - 8:29pm
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