Testosterone levels fall and this can have an impact on your libido
BRING BACK MY LIBIDO
Menopause can have a big impact on your relationship and sex life. Knowing what to do and where to get help is important.
What’s going on?
Lower levels of oestrogen affect your vagina and can make it thinner, drier and less elastic. Testosterone levels fall gradually with age and this can have an impact on your libido. Also:
It is difficult to feel like having sex if you have experienced pain because of a dry vagina.
You are exhausted because of menopause symptoms.
You feel moody or frustrated by all the changes.
You feel you do not want to be touched as much.
What you can do
Consult your doctor. Some women may improve with HRT or use of vaginal oestrogen, or vaginal creams to tackle dryness.
A dry vagina makes sex painful and even thinking about sex can make you anxious if pain is likely. If this is happening, treat the physical symptoms first to reduce the pain, and then the fear of pain during sex may also reduce.
If fear of sex is worrying you, talk to a psychologist or sex therapist. They can explain what you can do to stop the problem becoming worse.