Menopause sex drive or menopause libido is one of the affected sexual functions of a woman after menopause.
The changes may even be unpredictable as some women, though few, report changes contrary to what the major do.
this article, I will discuss the changes in menopause libido, the
causes of these changes and how to help with sex after menopause.
The Menopause Sex Drive Changes
Generally, menopause causes a decrease in sexual drive, or libido or
simply sexual desire. However, this is not the case for all women.
Though some women might not notice any remarkable change in their
libido, some actual report a paradoxical increase in libido after
It is worth reiterating here that the sexual drive is
affected by many factors, often multiple with complex interactions, and
therefore each woman’s case should be individualized. Examples of such
factors include their baseline sex drive before menopause, health
status, relationship status, menopause symptoms, socioeconomic issues,
child-bearing responsibilities especially adolescents in the house!
those women who report an increase, it seems to be related to decreased
anxiety related to pregnancy( menopause is the only contraception
method that is 100% effective!). Also, many of such women have less
child rearing responsibilities negatively impacting their intimacy.
What Causes Decrease In Menopause Libido?
The basis of the decreased libido is the drop in estrogen which not only
decrease the desire but make them less arousal. The skin sensitivity to
touch is decreased making her less likely to be interested in sex.
Also, any mood swings are likely to negatively impact her libido.
What Can I Do To Improve My Desire?
There are a number of simple steps that can be taken. Many women may
have a wrong expectation of some magic drug that would improve their
desire. Unfortunately, there is no such therapy available today.
However, other simple steps may go a long way to improving your desire.
- Talking to our doctor about the problem.Hard
thing to do! It may be hard but discussing it with your doctor may go a
long way to help it, even if you think there is no solution. That is
the reason you call him your doctor because he is trained to tell you
what could be the cause and therapies available you may not be aware of.
- Examine your relationships.It
is not uncommon to find menopause sex drive smashed by relationship or
other social tensions. Addressing these issues when they exists will go
a long way to provide some relief.
- Remember your medications.Could
it be a side effect? Remember what the doctor told you about the
possible side effects. Are you antidepressants or anti hypertensives.
This is one of the reasons you should talk with your doctor and clear
- Sex therapy and counseling.Sex
therapy on individual or as a couple preferably has shown to provide
some significant improvement in some women depending on the main causes
of their disorders.
- Yoga and other relaxation techniques.Can be helpful to relax and relief stress.
and bupriopion have been used to treat low menopause sexual drive in
some women. However, these are not FDA-approved treatment indications in
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