3 Tips for the Best Sex of Your (Menopausal) Life!!
Stop Faking It, Already!
"Faking orgasms will guarantee that your sex life with your partner never improves. Your partner becomes convinced that he is providing everything that you need for complete sexual satisfaction. So they keep doing the same thing and achieving the same results -- that you are not satisfied," Dr. Hutcherson says. "Let your partner know what you desire and need for complete satisfaction." Being honest (not mean!) increases the chances of a fulfilling sex life for both of you.
Listen to Your Vagina
If you find that you're all lubed up and sex is still "meh," it's time to find -- and treat -- the root cause of any pain. Take note (literally -- go grab a notepad!) of your below-the-belt symptoms including dryness, itching, burning, painful sex, and bleeding, their severity, and what has and hasn't worked to relieve them. Bring your symptoms list with you to your perimenopause and menopause specialist to discuss. Your doctor can even perform a quick examination on the spot to pinpoint the problem. If low estrogen is to blame, treatment options include systemic estrogen therapy, local estrogen therapy (LET), over-the-counter moisturizers, or a combo of these options, according to vaginaldiscomfort.com. Remember: There is no one-size-fits-all solution for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Every vagina is unique.
If you don't have a menopause specialist, consult my Menopause Doctor Directory, check out the menopause specialists listed on the North American Menopause Society website, request a referral from any great doctors you know, or ask your friends who is helping them to find hormone happiness.
Stop acting like sex is something polite ladies don't talk about. Sex is a foundation of who we are as women, as lovers, and as mothers. So let's shout (you know what!) from the rooftops! Plus, it just feels amazing! So go get yours and really have something to celebrate this World Menopause Day! (Mark your calendars--it's October 18!) It's time to show the world (and our sex lives) what menopause should really feel like!
Reaching out is IN! Suffering in silence is OUT!