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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.
Jaques used to get anxious very quickly about matters that never bothered her before and often felt mentally scattered.“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”.Symptoms can include hot flushes, fluctuating moods, headaches, vaginal dryness and a thinning of the vagina wall.“You lose the moisture in your skin, you lose your libido and you don’t feel up for ‘it’,” says Jaques.