Menopause Libido

Rekindle Menopause Libido

Unbalanced hormones often tamper with the sexual drive of a woman. After reaching the age of menopause, many women notice that the ease of arousal is greatly reduced. Most experience complete disinterest in sex leading to a domino effect that not only disturbs oneself but also her partner. Here are a few simple things that you can follow to rekindle your libido and enjoy a healthy sex life.

What Causes Reduced Menopause Libido?

Once a woman reaches menopause the production of sexual hormones, estrogen and progesterone are greatly reduced. A reduced level of estrogen restricts blood supply to the vagina affecting vaginal lubrication. This leads to vaginal dryness, making intercourse uncomfortable and uninteresting. There are many other menopausal symptoms that influence sexual activity. These include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Disturbed Sleep
  • Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
  • Bladder Control issues
  • Prescription medicines

However, not everyone experiences a reduction in their sex drive. For many women, reduced child bearing responsibilities make sex seem like a favorable option and consequently increase the sex drive.

How to Manage Reduced Libido?

Vaginal dryness is the most common cause for reduced libido. Using water soluble lubricants like KY Jelly makes intercourse more comfortable.

You can also use vaginal moisturizers like Replens and Luvena to maintain the suppleness of the vaginal walls.

Oral drugs like Osphena will make vaginal tissue thicker and hence reduce pain experienced during intercourse. Make sure you take oral medication only after consulting a doctor to avoid side effects.

Hormone replacement may also be useful. Injecting estrogen into the blood stream will rectify vaginal dryness and also revive libido. Although it may be uncomfortable to discuss your sexual problems, make sure you consult a doctor before you go through with any treatment for reduced libido.

FemSupport offers a formula that has specially been formulated to aid women during decreased sex drive associated with menopause.