How to Naturally Boost Sex Drive In Menopause
During menopause, loss of libido can be commonplace. A lack of sex drive during menopause is a symptom that affects thousands of women in the UK alone, but the taboo that continues to surround this subject means many suffer in silence.
A decreased sex drive after menopause can have a significant impact on your own wellbeing, as well as on your relationship, meaning your partner can be affected by it too.
However, finding a way to manage menopause, loss of libido and other symptoms means it doesn’t have to have such a big impact. So, how can you do this?
Decreased Sex Drive After Menopause: A Common Symptom
Lack of libido during and after menopause is not unusual. Mood swings and fatigue caused by a natural drop in your oestrogen levels in your 40s and 50s can seriously affect how you feel in yourself, leaving you simply wanting to catch up on your sleep when you make it to bed, rather than anything else.
Add vaginal dryness into the equation too, causing you pain when you do find yourself in the mood, and sex becomes the last thing you want to do during menopause.
As a result, this can understandably have an impact on your partner and your overall relationship too. If you’re not opening up to your other half about how you’re feeling and what’s happening to your body, it’s likely that they’ll be confused and possibly wonder if they’ve done anything wrong, meaning the changes you’re going through could impact their confidence too.
Subsequent arguments can affect your own mood and confidence further, making you feel even less like sex, trapping you in a vicious circle.
How to Increase Libido After Menopause Naturally
The first step to reviving your sex drive after menopause needs to be talking to your partner. It’s natural that they’ll blame themselves if you don’t let them know what you’re going through, which could place your relationship under significant strain. Read our advice on how to start these conversations here.
High stress levels can have a huge impact on your mood too, so take the time to practice techniques that keep you feeling calm, whether that’s through a method such as meditation or by reserving half an hour for yourself each day for a soak in the bath or to do whatever helps you to feel more relaxed. If you’re feeling better in yourself, you should be able to give more to your relationship too.
However, you also need to find a way to replace the missing oestrogen in your body so that you can get a better hold on your menopause symptoms and begin to feel more like your old self again.
Natural menopause supplements can help with this, with Femarelle® Recharge containing the soy derivative DT56a to provide you with extra support throughout your 50s, and Femarelle® Unstoppable designed to be taken during your 60s to keep you feeling empowered, confident and fabulous.
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