The loss of estrogen and testosterone post the stage of menopause leads to transformation in a woman’s body and sexual drive. Most of the women experiencing menopausal or post- menopausal condition notice lack of sensitivity and interest in sex. Drastic emotional changes in such situations often cause inability to feel sexual arousal in women.
Major factors that constitute lack of interest for sexual drive in woman during and after menopause may be pointed out as under:
- Drop in blood supply to the vagina
- Sleep Disorders
- Problems of bladder control
- Relationship issues
- Health concerns
One can deal with aggravation of woman’s troubles during and after menopause in several ways. Some of these are discussed as under:
- Treatment of drop in blood supply to the vagina resulting in dryness
Vaginal dryness can be subdued by the treatment of water soluble lubricants such as Astroglide or K-Y jelly. Vaginal moisturizers like Replens and Luvena can also be used. Further, you are recommended to contact a doctor and discuss the possibilities of vaginal therapies. There are low dose vaginal estrogen therapies in the form of cream, ring and tablets that may be used. Also, there are high dose hormone therapies in the form of pills and patches that may be used. Care needs to be taken not to use non water soluble lubricants as they are considered to be the medium of bacterial growth.
- Orgasm Issues
Lot of women faces difficulties in the process of orgasms. This can be overpowered through regular practice of yoga, sex therapy or counselling.
- Low Libido or Decreased Sexual Desire
Due to decrease in the level of estrogen in women during and after menopause, there tends to be lack interest in sex among them. Reduced sensitivity adds to their lack of sexual drive. In such a situation firstly, one must examine the relationship status of the partners. Try to detect some medications that curb the desire for intimacy. Practice Yoga. Sex therapy or counseling is recommended.
- Treating pain during intercourse
The blood supply to the vagina decreases at the time of menopause and a woman experience dryness of the vagina. In such condition the process of intercourse becomes a painful task. Remedies for pain arising during intercourse at the time of menopause are as follows:
- Vaginal lubricants and moisturizers.
- Sex therapy or counselling.
- Pelvic floor physical therapy.
- Kegel exercise.
It is observed that though most of the women experience emotional changes and loss of interest in sex at the menopause stage, many of them experience strong desire for sex instead mainly due to lack of anxiety with a fear of pregnancy.