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Sex During Menopause
No problem: The best treatment for short vagina is what we call dilation. Having sex is one method or using a sex toy or dilator is the other method for dilation. The vagina can stretch as in childbirth. Vaginal estrogen would be very important in the post menopausal period to aid this process. ...Read more
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
Common: Sex drive tends to decrease in women and men as they age. But studies have shown that in women desire often comes after arousal, meaning that a woman might not feel interested in sex until after foreplay has started. So if your partner still wants to have sex, don't give up. You may need to find new ways of being sexual with each other to sustain her interest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not in my experience: The one hormone that stays relatively stable throughout the perimenopause and menopausal period is testosterone so it's levels really do not rise though, perhaps relative to estrogen it may seem so. In my experience, most women notice their libido, or sex drive diminishes with menopause. Having said that, not all women experince a drop. There is no "normal".... ...Read more
What is the typical course of events during menopause, and do all women end up with low sex drive?
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Good Question: It would be time to prepare for some changes in your health. Adding extra vitamin D for bone health is important. Trying to cut down on fat is good since metabolism slows and cholesterol levels often rise. But in general healthy eating at this time is very important. But there is no particular diet that is good for everyone ...Read more
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