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Boosting Your Libido During Menopause

For many women, the onset of menopause can greatly diminish sexual drive. Given the other symptoms of this life change, such as hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, vaginal dryness, and depression, the desire for sex can be the furthest thing from a woman's mind. Some women may feel shame or guilt because they no longer want to have sex with their partners.

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Menopause Is Not the End of Sex

If you are reading this, you or a female loved one is entering or going through menopause. This means she is probably experiencing some of the "joys" of this transitional stage, such as hot flashes, fatigue, and vaginal dryness. These many symptoms of menopause often have an unwelcome and disruptive effect, and can totally alter a woman's lifestyle. Unfortunately, sexual health is one of the first aspects of life affected in menopausal women. Yet one study reported that 75% of women aged 40-69 years engage in sexual activity. You just have to know some "workarounds."

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Keeping Sex Alive

HFN 020 KeepingSexAlive 1 29296434The symptoms that accompany menopause can prove to be quite uncomfortable and stressful, and have the ability to completely alter your lifestyle. One of the first and most common casualties of menopause is your sexual health.

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