DOES MENOPAUSE AFFECT YOUR LIBIDO?
As we go through menopause, you might notice that your libido, or sex drive, is changing. Most women will often experience a decrease in their libido during menopause which is due to a decrease in your hormone levels.
Decreased hormone levels can lead to vaginal dryness and tightness which can cause pain during intercourse. Menopause symptoms can also make you less interested in sex. These symptoms include:
- mood swings
- weight gain
- hot flashes
- decrease in energy
- sleeping problems
Menopause can negatively affect your libido in several ways. During menopause, your testosterone and estrogen levels both decrease, which make it more difficult for you to feel sexy and to get aroused. Lower levels of estrogen lead to a drop in the blood supply to the vagina, which can then negatively affect vaginal lubrication. It can also lead to thinning of the vaginal wall, known as vaginal atrophy. Vaginal dryness and atrophy often lead to discomfort during sex.
Other physical changes during menopause might also affect your libido. For example, many women gain weight and fat during menopause, and discomfort with your new chubby body can lead to you feeling unattractive thus leading to a decrease in your desire for sex. Hot flashes and night sweats are also common symptoms. These symptoms can leave you feeling too tired and other symptoms include mood swings, depression and irritability, which can turn you off from sex.
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