In case you need a reminder that every person and body is wildly different, enjoy the below story, originally published in June , wherein 47 women over the age of 47 weigh in on the state of their sex lives. No topic was off-limits. Read their illuminating responses below. Now, do we have sex a lot??? NO, but I must say when we do, it is still very good. Sometimes I like to put on dirty movies as it helps me during foreplay.
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We seem to know plenty about men and their desires, but surprisingly little research has been done on female sexuality. Read more: Tips and advice for sex after the menopause. Apparently not. Read more: Natural ways to boost your sex life. There are times when sexual desire refuses to kick in at all. Sometimes physical issues linked to the menopause—such as discomfort or dryness—play a bigger part. Read more: How to get your sexual spark back. Lifestyle changes can help. First get more sleep.
COVID Schedule a vaccination appointment or view our vaccine updates , safety measures , patient and visitor policies and latest information. For many older women, talking about sex is still downright awkward. But if you want to enjoy a happy, healthy sex life which has been shown to reduce stress and improve heart health , candid discussions with your partner and doctor are often essential. Here, an expert offers advice to help older women have a fulfilling sex life after menopause — and explains why it's still important to protect yourself during sex. Most of the problems older women have are due to decreased estrogen levels that accompany menopause. A woman reaches menopause when she has gone through 12 consecutive months without any periods. After that, she's considered postmenopausal. The average age of menopause is As you near menopause, your ovaries produce less estrogen and other hormones.