Sex improves mood and well-being
It’s no secret that intimacy and orgasm have a positive effect on mood, help get rid of stress, and even have an analgesic effect. In addition, it is both an excellent physical activity and the prevention of vascular diseases. Why does sex in a woman’s life become less with age, especially in the period after menopause? The reasons can be divided into two groups:
- Psychological: age-related changes can affect a woman’s self-esteem. It may seem to her that she is no longer so beautiful and attractive. However, men see us with completely different eyes and love us as a whole, and not for a toned stomach or forehead without wrinkles. At any age, and especially during the period of hormonal changes, it is very important to maintain health and take good care of yourself. Perhaps with the help of a psychologist and / or together with a partner. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, it will help you feel better.
- Physiological: a decrease in hormone levels affects the entire body, in which a real restructuring takes place. This can be accompanied by rather unpleasant sensations (hot flashes, weakness, decreased mood, insomnia, etc.), and these sensations can also occur in the intimate area. However, they can be dealt with, and here we move on to reason #2.
No need to endure discomfort
During menopause, dryness and discomfort can be felt in the intimate area, and sometimes painful sensations appear during intercourse. These symptoms should not be tolerated, but you should immediately contact a specialist – preferably a gynecologist who has been observing you for several years. A good doctor will make every effort to help resolve the problem and bring back the comfortable and pain-free joy of healthy sex. As a result of the examination, the gynecologist can prescribe a suitable treatment – in each case individually.
Now there are many tools to help cope with menopausal manifestations. For example, “Ovestin” is a local preparation in the form of suppositories and a cream that helps to compensate for estrogen deficiency. The agent contacts only with the intimate zone, therefore it acts locally and does not have a systemic effect on the body. “Ovestin” can contribute to the normalization of urination and the restoration of normal microflora, increasing the resistance of the epithelial cells of the genitourinary tract to infection and inflammation. Thus, it can help reduce soreness during intercourse and feelings of dryness and discomfort in the vagina.
Information from the instructions for RU preparations: Ovestin cream – P N013327/02; Ovestin suppositories – P N013327/01, INN: estriol. Organization accepting claims from the consumer: Aspen Health LLC. RU-EST-10-20-00007. The full text of the instructions and legal information are available on the website www.ovestin.rf
Sexual life can only get more interesting with age
So, you both have a lot of experience behind you, you know what you like, and you can explain it to your partner. This is great news for new experiments that will help maintain and increase sexual desire in a couple. Develop your adventurousness and turn erotic desires into reality: discuss with your partner what you dream about and draw up a plan of action together. Escape to a nice hotel for the weekend, try new positions, choose a toy or lube with an unusual scent – come up with something you haven’t tried before.
Sex maintains harmony in relationships
Experiments and intimacy are not only fun and enjoyable, but also a guarantee of strong and trusting relationships. And don’t be afraid to be honest: according to a 2018 Italian study led by Professor Rosella Nappi, only 30% of women aged 45 and over were willing to share their feelings of discomfort during intercourse with a partner. At the same time, 80% of the men surveyed were ready to listen and help their other half in solving problems. So do not hide and try to solve unpleasant issues alone. Let your partner know, see a doctor – and let nothing stop you from leading a bright and happy life.
For more interesting information about sex after menopause, see the program of the School of Women’s Health project:
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