Postmenopausal sex

Menopause marks the end of your menstrual cycle. Many changes in physical and emotional during menopause are due to reduced production of estrogen.

One real change related to menopause is activity in bed with your partner. Reduction in estrogen causes your vaginal wall to become thin, dry, and lose its elasticity.

About 50 to 70 percent of women experience it during their postmenopause. Sexual intercourse is definitely disturbed. Pain and discomfort during penetration is the most common complaint of menopausal women.

However, that doesn't mean this is the end of your sex life. With the right information, about 80 percent of women who have problems with sex after menopause can return to enjoying a pleasant sexual relationship.

So it's important for you to know about changes that occur to immediately find the right solution if you encounter problems.

Your dry vagina can make painful friction during sex. About 45 percent of women experience this. There is an easy solution to this problem, which is using lubricant when having sex. The best lubricant is made of silicone, which is very slippery and last longer than water-based.

There is no lubricant? You can try natural lubricants like olive or coconut oil. But be aware of the side effects, huh. Both types of oil can trigger infection. It's better to use a condom when having sex if you aren't sure the lubricant is clean enough. So you avoid sexual infections.

Postmenopausal intercourse provides many benefits, one of which is to increase pelvic blood flow so that it's good for female genital humidity. Unfortunately, early in menopause, there is often a decrease in libido.

This is a natural thing. Only 36 percent of women in their 50s have regular sex every month while 29 percent in 60s remain intimate. In fact, to get health benefits, your vagina must often get sexual stimulation and penetration.

The lack of production of estrogen in your vagina during menopause doesn't affect your ability to climax at all. Orgasm isn't dependent on estrogen. So you can have intense and healthy orgasms. A number of women aged 45 to 60 years tend to be more satisfied with the sensation of orgasm. This is because, in old age, you and your partner have become more familiar, so it's more comfortable to explore.

So, keep maintaining a romantic atmosphere and create comfort with your partner so that sex can still be enjoyed both together. Stay confident in front of your partner. Don't be reluctant to ask your partner to have a favorite sexual activity.

Menopause isn't a reason to stop sexual routines with your partner. Hormonal changes that occur early in the menopause can be overcome. Consult with a specialist if hormonal changes begin to affect your sex life with your partner. Your doctor will conduct a medical examination and prescribe the medicines needed to help you get through menopause adaptation.