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Do This - Not That: Intimacy and Menopause

From the Menopause and Hormones Articles List

Woman worrying about intimacy and menopauseIs there anything I can do to make sure menopause does not bring an end to intimacy?


As you face menopause, concerns about future intimacy may be weighing on your mind. You may wonder if you will be able to continue to have sex or if you will you even want to be intimate during menopause.

Though being intimate may become challenging during menopause, your sex life doesn’t have to be over. You can still enjoy sex during menopause, you just may need to adapt and make some changes.

DO THIS:

NOT THAT:

  • Don’t ignore menopause symptoms
  • Don’t just grin and bear--get help
  • Don’t be in a rush during sex
  • Don’t forget intimacy is more than just the act of sex
  • Don’t forget to connect with your partner outside the bedroom
  • Don’t discount therapy or counseling
  • Don’t be ashamed
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t drink too much
  • Don’t use products that are irritating to the vagina
  • Don’t douche
  • Don’t forget romance
  • Don’t give up–the more you have sex, the more you can have sex!


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other hysterectomy patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.


11-21-2015 - 12:51 AM


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