Sexual Health

Sex After Menopause

You deserve intimacy in midlife and beyond. If you’ve noticed changes in your sex life since menopause, know you’re not alone. 

It’s common to experience changes in your sex drive and the way your body behaves during sex in the years following menopause. The decreased amount of estrogen your body is producing may lead to a significant drop in your libido. Some of the bodily symptoms you may develop include:

  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Inability for penetration

These issues can be frustrating and embarrassing, but you don’t have to suffer.

Estrogen pills and creams can relieve dryness and restore elasticity. Personal lubricants can also be a key tool in reducing pain and dryness during sex.

It is important that women who are in perimenopause, but still experiencing sporadic periods, to continue using some form of birth control.

If you feel that your sex life is suffering after menopause, come to Sanford Women’s. We are here to give you all the information you need to find solutions and bring back intimacy.



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