perimenopause and leading up through menopause, you may notice
that it takes longer for you to become fully aroused. This is because
blood flow to your vaginal area decreases, and the time that it
for your tissues to engorge is increased. It is important that
you communicate this to your partner so that you can both be aware
how these changes are affecting your intimacy.
There is nothing
that says that women stop experiencing orgasm at any point in their
out how to accommodate your sexual changes will help you continue
to have orgasms, even if they
are delayed or slightly less intense.
Your changes in libido and
sexual arousal will be individual. Every woman’s sexuality
is distinct, and can be affected by other aspects of life beside
menopausal changes, such as confidence, self-identity,
intimacy, relationships and experiences. Some women will experience
a slight decrease in sexual desire, due in part to lower levels
of estrogen. It is okay to talk to your provider about these concerns
and to seek help in other forms of treatment. Just as men’s
ability to perform sexually changes as they age, women’s
sexuality changes as well. At this time in your life, thoughtful,
communication with your partner plays an ever more important role
in achieving sexual satisfaction.
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