Fluctuating hormones in the perimenopause and menopause years can have a big impact on your sex life in midlife.
There can often be uncomfortable (and perhaps painful) symptoms, creeping anxiety, lowered body/self confidence and often a drop in libido too.
In this video, we discussed how to take control of your sex life, whether you’re in a relationship or single. We spoke about female sexuality and pleasure plus top tips for a better sex life – including tips for boosting your arousal, why sex is so important, how to feel more confident and liberated, and how to include sex in your life with a partner or alone.
We also recognised that for many of us we will have to address certain barriers to a healthy sex life such as illness, surgery and menopausal symptoms.
Some of the topics we discussed included:
- Why do some women have less sex in midlife? Because they don’t want to have sex and pleasure? (spoiler – the answer is no!). We talked about how stress, busy lives juggling family and work, tiredness, perimenopause, menopause and hormones, body confidence, low libidos, vaginal dryness and perhaps the lack of variation in the bedroom with a long-standing partner, will all play a role.
- How does body confidence affect sex and intimacy? Louise shared some tips for feeling more liberated and confident in midlife.
- Why is female pleasure so important? We talked about why orgasms are so good for us! And why sex doesn’t need to involve penetration or even a partner! Renee revealed her recommended sex toys if you’re new to sex toys or want to invest in something a little different. Ultimately, we agreed that there are lots of options for us whether you have a partner, or are single and that intimacy and self-pleasure is important for us all.
About Louise Proddow
Louise has been on her own empowering journey. With her own hormones raging and a new sense of freedom over 50, there was no way she was ready to be invisible, discarded and labelled as ‘past it’. With her entrepreneurial spirit she set out to reshape the midlife mindset in others too, breaking down taboos and stigmas to help midlifers navigate healthier and happier lives.
A pro-age advocate, Louise is also a qualified wellness coach, an entrepreneur, writer, empty nester mother of two girls, two donkeys and dogs. She is a farm girl often found naked embracing her hippie side as part of her own empowering journey.
About Renée Denyer
Renée is an award-winning Store Manager at Sh! women’s erotic emporium, has her fingers in many pies and spends her days talking about G-spots, P-spots and any other spots you may have found in your nether regions