Afraid TO ASK?
Where’s my sex drive?
I am 55 and Have always enjoyed an active Sex life, but recently I Have Found Sex WITH My partner quite painful and Have lost My libido. IT’S Starting To be an ISSUE. please Help! Paula, Bedford
You’re not on your own. When women go through the menopause, oestrogen levels fall, which causes the tissues around the vulva to become dry and thin. Your GP can prescribe oestrogen pessaries or cream, which will help. Or, if you’d prefer something non-hormonal, ask your pharmacist about creams and gels available over the counter.