Menopause and sex and internet dating
But according to menopause experts, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Medical Centre, these symptoms of menopause are ‘normal’ for many women.During menopause, the production of oestrogen and progesterone hormones in the body decreases as a womans ovaries stops producing eggs."Fifty isn't the new 20, its being 50 and loving every aspect of who you are and your breadth of experience." Truth #6: Your Sex Drive Might Go Down…or Up Menopause can mean different things for different people, adds Dr. And while some may experience a decrease in sex drive, other women find that with the right mindset, their sex drive may actually ."For some women, there is a burst of adrenaline that can encourage you to try new things, change your mindset and live through your 50s, 60s and beyond with vigor and an adventurous mindset.Annabelle*, who was taking HRT while dating men online, says the therapy was a social and sexual godsend.“I know menopause affects women differently but in most cases when you have symptoms, you feel old and you can’t be bothered to have sex,” says Annabelle.Whether you're postmenopausal, in the thick of it or just curious about what changes may be in store for you down the road, chances are you've wondered what "the change" may mean for your sex life. Truth #1: Your Vagina Is Going to Shrivel Up Like a Prune While the vagina does go through some changes during menopause due to loss of estrogen, much of the changes that happen are undetectable to the eye.
Of all the milestones a woman has to look forward to in her life, a first encounter with ‘the change’ is not usually one of them.“When I started going through the perimenopause stage of vaginal dryness, it was confronting for me because I’ve never had problems in ‘that department’. ” Jaques decided to fight the change with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which aims to replace female hormones as they decline in your body during menopause. I get tired more frequently now [because of my age] and I don’t have as much energy but I think about sex and have sex on a regular basis.” Cancer Council NSW estimates that around 600,000 Australian women use hormone replacement therapy (HRT).“I thought, ‘I am not going to turn into one of those bitches who goes off the rails during menopause! After a few months, Jaques explains, “I felt like I got back to me”. I had a lot more self-esteem not looking at myself as ‘old’ anymore.” With her sexual and emotional mojo restored, single Jaques also started dating again. Gynaecologist and a founding member of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM, says HRT can “improve wellbeing and quality of life by reducing flushes and sweating, improving sleep and increasing vaginal secretions”.For example, Play More Lubricant provides women with a smooth, slick feeling that is not sticky and feels natural." Truth #3: Your Body Image May Decline."A lot of the changes that happen during menopause aren't just physical, they're mental as well," says Elizabeth Boskey, Ph D, MPH, CHES, a sexual health expert for