INTIMACY AFTER MENOPAUSE

Intimacy can be stronger and more satisfying after menopause...

Many women report that they enjoy stronger and more satisfying levels of intimacy with their partners after menopause. The kids are out of the house which means more time to connect with your partner. Many women may also feel more confident and better able to communicate their desires in the bedroom.

A common side effect of menopause, however, is These hormonal changes may also result in vaginal dryness and pain, making intimacy uncomfortable.

Here are some tips to make intimacy more comfortable.

Take It Slow and Easy

Don’t skimp on the foreplay! Carve out time for kissing and cuddling, which will help you feel closer to your partner as well as help prepare your body for intimacy. Enjoy the moment – remember you have the whole house to yourselves now – and take time to discover each other. Regular intimacy can not only help you connect with your partner but can also help keep your muscles limber and stimulate blood flow, which can make intimacy more comfortable.

Try Lubricants

Lubricant can help ease friction. K-Y® is the #1 doctor recommended brand in the US. If this is your first time using a lubricant, try K-Y® JELLY Personal Lubricant for a natural feeling – it is gentle and helps replace your personal moisture.

Maintain a Healthy Diet and Exercise Regularly

 

A healthy lifestyle can help maintain your libido and vaginal dryness after menopause. A diet rich in vitamins, antioxidants, lean protein and whole grains can boost your energy level. In addition, regular workouts can improve circulation and blood flow, increase your energy level, elevate your mood, and increase interest in intimacy.  Even low-impact exercise such as yoga or brisk walking can give you these benefits.

Consult Your Doctor

Consult your doctor to determine if any medication you’re taking may affect your sexual health. In the meantime, take advantage of these helpful tips to strengthen your intimacy and fully enjoy sex after menopause.