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12 Reasons Intimacy Is Better During Menopause

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Couple spending time togetherMaybe you've heard whispers among your girlfriends about whether intimacy is possible during menopause. You may have even heard some horror stories about the not-so-positive affects menopause may have in the bedroom. Perhaps you've imagined that sex will be over now. Not so!

Yes, there can be some challenges you might need to overcome. Yes, you may even need some help or creativity when it comes to intimacy in the bedroom. Yes, it might be a bit different.

But you and your partner can have a satisfying intimacy during menopause. It may even be better than ever!

Here's why.

1. No more periods

Not having to plan intercourse around monthly bleeding gives you more days in which to have sex -- every day of the month if you so desire -- and let's you be more spontaneous.

2. No fear of pregnancy

Knowing you can enjoy intimacy without the worry of birth control or the stress of will you get pregnant, should you get pregnant, or could this be the time to you will finally get pregnant is very freeing in the bedroom.

3. Less interruptions

At this stage of life, you aren’t likely to be interrupted by little ones, so you can relax and enjoy the mood without having to keep one ear tuned to the door.

4. Experience

By now, you and your partner know what works and doesn’t work for each of you, so you've know tried and true tricks that let you enjoy intercourse more fully as a couple.

5. Knowledge

As you mature, you realize there’s more to intimacy than the actual act of penetration, so you and your partner can spend more time pleasuring each other in new and creative ways that let you enjoy the overall experience of being intimate with someone.

6. Making lemonade out of lemons

Time has taught you to compromise and make adjustments, traits that can carry over into the bedroom to be uses to overcome any age related challenges that may arise.

7. Lubricants

The personal lubricants you might need for some annoying vaginal dryness give you an opportunity to experiment and add some spice during intimacy.

8. Less inhibited

With time, you tend to feel more comfortable with yourself sexually, allowing you to be less inhibited and more experimental in the bedroom.

9. Self-confidence

Maturity can bring self-confidence so that you are comfortable with who you are, a trait that carries over into the intimate side of your life.

10. Greater satisfaction

Rather than focusing solely on a that act of sex, you know you can find satisfaction in your relationship as a whole which can then enhance intimacy.

11. More time

During menopause, you’re likely to be at a more settled and stable time of life, giving you more time in which to be intimate with your partner – either at home or away on vacation.

12. Realistic expectations

You now realize that much of what you read and see on the screen is sensationalized sex, so can stop comparing yourself and enjoy your own relationship, whatever it entails.

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

10-17-2016 - 03:08 PM


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