How to get your mojo back during and after menopause?
In the years leading up to and especially during and after menopause, a woman’s sexual drive alters. Your libido takes a hit as you try to manage, contain, or lessen symptoms during this period of transition in your life.
Here we offer some advice on how to reclaim your mojo during menopause and wave goodbye to the dry spell you may be currently experiencing. Knowing what you can do to maintain having fun with sex throughout menopause is half the battle, believe us!
So, what causes a decrease in libido?
Sexual desire, or libido, in women is a complicated phenomenon influenced by a variety of biological, emotional, and relational factors. These substances can have a deleterious impact on the entire sexual response cycle, causing major alterations in desire, arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction. The following are some of the most commonly mentioned causes of decreased libido:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Disruptions in sleep
- Symptoms of menopause such as night sweats and mood swings
- Depression and anxiety
- Relationship quality/partner conflict (e.g. how interested and responsive your partner is)
- Feeling ‘worn out’ and exhausted
- Dryness of the vaginal canal, which causes pain and a lack of arousal during intercourse
Hormonal changes are one of the most common causes of libido loss in women who had normal sexual function previous to perimenopause. The vaginal walls may shrink, stiffen, and become dry as perimenopause develops. This produces pain and discomfort during sexual contact, lowering sex drive. Progesterone levels are also declining at this time, which could lead to a lack of sexual desire as well as menopausal symptoms like anxiety and depression.
How to get your mojo back during and after menopause
1. Restoring hormonal imbalances
Oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels, in particular, are critical for a woman’s physical and emotional well-being during menopause. Even a minor deficiency in these hormones might affect a woman’s libido and sexual responsiveness.
Treatment for a woman’s lowered libido must be tailored to her specific concerns, with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy being a favoured treatment option to do so. Working to restore hormonal balance in a woman is usually a smart place to start because decreased libido can be a side effect of altered hormonal balance. When a woman regains her balance, her desire often returns.
However, sex is about more than simply hormones! It is also about possessing the proper mindset.
It’s difficult to have a positive attitude toward sex when you don’t have any sexual drive, but when combined with correct food, exercise, and hormonal treatment, a positive attitude toward sex may make a huge impact.
Discover yourself and your body for the first time. The key thing is to let your partner know what you want.
Increasing libido and rebuilding a woman’s sex drive can be as simple as eating the proper foods and taking out the bad ones. A diet rich in organic, whole, fresh foods, as well as a variety of cereals, fruits, and vegetables, will serve as the foundation for hormonal balance and a smooth transition. Saturated fats, refined and processed foods should be avoided, and it’s important to remember, “we are what we eat.”
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that can be used both internally and externally. Vitamin E is a specific therapeutic therapy for vaginal dryness and is important for the generation of sex hormones. Vitamin E is fat soluble, thus it must be taken with food to be absorbed. Breaking open a capsule and applying the oil to the vaginal area is a great way to keep the vaginal area lubricated and avoid dryness.
It’s vital to keep in mind that many menopausal symptoms are only temporary. One technique to improve sexual desire is to exercise regularly. It not only improves blood flow throughout your body, but it also triggers the release of endorphins, which make you feel happy. Any activity that you enjoy will be beneficial; nevertheless, Kegel exercises are the most generally advised exercise for improving a woman’s sex life. These exercises, which were developed more than 60 years ago, function by toning and strengthening the vaginal muscles, ensure many years of sexual pleasure. Kegel exercises can also aid in the treatment of incontinence.
What husbands can do to help
During this difficult period, it’s critical to have open channels of communication with your partner. Partners frequently feel befuddled, rejected, and unloved. You may know you love your partner, but you may not express it to them (especially if you’re experiencing menopausal mood swings!). Request their patience and make an effort to show them you care in other ways. Communicate what you’ve learned about your changing body and the feelings you can’t seem to shake. Request distance from your spouse without putting any pressure on them to have sex. Effective communication will foster a sense of oneness and understanding that will only draw you closer together.
Once you have clear communication with your husband, they will better understand how to help you, moving forward.