True or false? Your vagina is magically replaced with barbie-smooth skin and penetration is no longer possible once you hit 50. FALSE! There’s a myth that some women believe that once you experience menopause your sex life is over. We’re here to tell you that this couldn’t be any less true. After menopause, the worry of being pregnant is no longer there. This is absolute freedom if you ask me! So, ladies, if you’ve hit menopause and stopped having sex because society told you to, listen up and grab a bottle of lube, we’re going to get busy!
Before we discuss sex after menopause, let us first enlighten you on the actual meaning of menopause. Menopause is simply marked by 12 straight months without a period. For most women, they experience this in their 40’s or 50’s, while others experience it even earlier than that. During this time, it is normal to experience considerable hormonal changes that will result in hot flashes, mood swings, and a dip in your estrogen and progesterone levels. Note that these hormonal changes don’t have to kill your sex life. Study them and identify some ways around them rather than just giving up. Oh, and about those hot flashes; try using Wave, our glass dildo that is ideal for temperature play. Pop that bad boy in the freezer and use it to cool down your body but heat up the bedroom.
During menopause, it’s normal to feel pain and discomfort with penetration on a regular basis. This pain is due to a decrease in the circulating levels of estrogen and testosterone in the body. Something else that you may notice during this time is vaginal dryness, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. PINK Water is our high-quality purified water-based lubricant that feels amazingly like your own natural moisture. We added extracts of Aloe Vera and Oat to repair tissues and minimize irritation, and Ginseng and Guarana to heighten sensation and increase blood flow. Both Aloe Vera and Oat have natural healing and restorative properties. During intercourse, microscopic tears can occur. Aloe Vera is known to rejuvenate the skin, is an anti-inflammatory, and increases skin strength. PINK Water is unscented, unflavored, hypoallergenic, safe for all toys, and glycerin and paraben-free.
It is absolutely normal to have a low sex drive after menopause, but what doesn’t seem normal is giving up on your sex life entirely when you hit that age; remember, many couples remain sexually active throughout their senior years and there is only one secret to achieve intimacy and sexual stimulation. Communication. Communicating with your partner sets realistic expectations, mental engagement, and physical stimulation. You may also find arousal in role-playing some scenes from your high school days such as kissing in the car, finding a private place in the park, or watching an arousing movie at home.
As you age, orgasms may take longer and you may need more intense stimulation of your clitoris; doing things like rubbing, touching, or using vibrators can help give you a faster orgasm and make for easier penetration. Browse our catalog here.
The bottom line is that you can still have a great sex life after menopause; and it might be better than before. Share your experience with sex after menopause in the comment section below.