Menopause brings on a host of physical and emotional changes. With a list of
dreaded symptoms associated with menopause taking the wheel, it’s hard to
imagine the ride being a fun one, particularly when it comes to intimacy. With
your partner possibly experiencing Andropause, the likelihood of getting any
satisfaction at all appears small.
However, with a little help from
and the positive changes associated with menopause, you could be in for a
Consider the side effects of menopause that could be beneficial to your sex
No more menses: Monthly periods, as well as the physical
and emotional changes experienced during PMS, can put a real damper on your
sex life for up to two weeks each month. During menopause, most women gladly
say goodbye to years of maxi pads and mood swings, which leaves many with
the urge to merge.
Zero pregnancy fears: Whether three children completed your
family or you decided that family equals just the two of you, your years of
worrying about accidental conception are over. Side effects from the pill?
Gone. Condoms? Forget about it. With birth control planning out of the way
and no threat of conception, you can feel- and live- free.
Kids are all grown-up: Empty nest? Try empty house. Without
little ones pitter-pattering around the house and interrupting your intimate
moments, you and your partner have more time and space to be together. With
your home all to yourselves, any room is fair game. Bonus: without children
waking you up in the middle of the night, you and your partner will be more
well-rested than ever, which leaves more energy for a different priority:
You know yourself: Nothing is sexier than feeling confident
in your own skin and knowing what you want in bed. By the time menopause
finds you, your selfhood is fully formed. You have had years of experience
and time to learn exactly what you want and need. This awareness often leads
to more sexual satisfaction and improved sexual functioning.
Increased desire: That’s right, hormonal changes during
menopause may cause women to want sex more, not less. Libido, once limited
by birth control pills, may now return full force. If not,
can help. Naturally synthesized hormones from organic sources can seamlessly
replace your declining levels with progesterone, estradiol, and, in some
cases, even testosterone, proven effective in increasing female libido
Financial stability: For many menopausal women, years of
making mortgage payments and boosting credit have paid off, and you have a
little extra cash for expensive lingerie or a sexy tropical vacation.
Menopause can be a rich time to tap the piggy bank and give back to your
Time to experiment: While hormonal changes during midlife
can cause vaginal dryness, there has never been a better time to seek out
new experiences and experiment with different types of lubricants. Many are
designed to increase blood flow, causing an increase in pleasure. If
necessity is the mother of invention, then less pleasurable side effects of
menopause can lead to a sexual breakthrough when combined with a little
creativity and a trip to your local drugstore.
Steady career: By midlife, many women have settled down
into careers that fulfill and sustain them. Even if you don’t currently hold
your dream job, you have likely embraced the stability of a regular paycheck
rather than chasing your purpose without promise of pay. Women who have
embraced and even attained their career goals tend to stress less. Reduction
in stress levels is proven to boost libido and openness to new sexual
More mature partners: Sexual problems can strike at any
age, but women entering menopause are more likely to enjoy relationships
with partners that are secure enough in themselves to seek help for sexual
dysfunction. Performance issues can be remedied through use of vibrators and
other sex toys, and mature partners are generally more open to
experimentation without taking the change personally.
While menopause is traditionally associated with hormone shifts that cause
negative side effects, this time of change can work wonders for your sex life.
By embracing new ways of experiencing your own body and that of your
partner’s, and bidding farewell to major life stressors including financial
woes, raising children, and even monthly periods, a new phase of sexual
enjoyment can begin.
If menopause is giving you issues instead of freedom,
contact Water’s Edge Natural Medicine today. We
can help ease your menopausal symptoms so you can enjoy this satisfying time