Most common mistakes about sex in menopause
Menopause can mean many changes, and sometimes it can affect desire and sexual function.
But unlike what many people think, menopause does not have to signal the end of an exciting sex life.
Myths sexuality in menopause
1. Menopause leads to loss of libido
It is true that menopause can make sexual desire decrease, or even disappear, but this is not always the case.
Some women notice few changes. Even in many women there is an increase in their sexual desire.
The experience of menopause is very individual.
2. If you do not have sex, vaginal health is not important
Vaginal health is not only linked to sex.
Even if you are not currently sexually active, you need to take care of your vagina.
You should not stop visiting your gynecologist regularly
3. Your partner will not understand
It is true that it may be difficult for your partner to understand that sexual desire has suddenly fallen. You may feel rejected or that you no longer feel attracted.
Here one of the key points is the dialogue. Explain to your partner how you feel, and that it is not something that only happens to you.
4. Sex will always be painful
Fortunately, this is not the case.
There are many ways to remedy this: lubricants, vaginal dilators, hormone therapy and even laser treatments to renew the vaginal lining.
5. Sexual desire disappears forever
Even for those women who have suddenly lost all their sexual desire, the good news is that with time, and with some dedication, you can get it back.
6. Hormone replacement therapy is always the solution
It is not always valid for all women.
To try to improve the symptoms of menopause, a good rule is to seek the least invasive treatment with fewer side effects.
7. Sexual intimacy = coitus
Sex is not only limited to intercourse.
If you experience pain during penetration, there are alternative ways to maintain sexual intimacy: oral sex, caresses, hugs and kisses, which can help you maintain intimacy within your relationship.
The greatest myth of all
Menopause does not mean that your sex life should end.
- Allow time for remedies to work
- Have an open conversation with your partner
- If you experience intense pain and discomfort, talk to your doctor.
- And most importantly, be patient with yourself.