Although menopause and accompanying sexual issues are unavoidable aspects in a woman’s life, she can still keep it fun and spicy between the sheets by edifying herself about some handy tips and incorporating them on a daily basis.
Sex Tips After Menopause
Spice up your sex life with some handy cues that can make sex best now than it has ever been.
Get Lubed for Pumping up Pleasure
Investing in the right personal lubricant can reduce that discomforting friction and chafing that shortly follows a rough rollick. Menopausal women are especially susceptible as dipping progesterone as well as estrogen levels lead to lesser innate lubrication that can make sex far from comfortable or even unbearable.
Lubricants can be your best buddy and used just prior to sex. Men could effortlessly integrate it during foreplay by tenderly rubbing the lubricant on the vulval area of their mates while also sliding a bit within the vaginal area. Here’s our pick of the best lubricants to get wet and wild with:
Oil-based formulas such as Vegetable Oil, Elegance Woman’s Lubricant, Mineral Oil, Baby oils or Petroleum jelly are ideal for a solo endeavour or external application since the oiliness leaves a remnant coat in the vaginal/rectal area which augments chances of a bacterial infection. Also, they are incompatible with latex products. Yes is a popular brand which is known to provide supreme lubrication, lengthier glide and is skin friendly.
Water-based formulations like Summer’s Eye, FemGlide, Slippery Stuff are often recommended by experts for sexual acts and masturbating. Moreover, they are condom-friendly, don’t cause skin irritation and come off with ease when rinsed with water. Brands with glycerin component (proffers a somewhat sweet taste) include Astroglide, Aqualube, K-Y Jelly, Probe, Sylk among others.
Doctor Oz, a professor at Columbia University states that gycerin-free formulations (Play, Hydra-Smooth, Liquid Silk to name a few) are best for females with recurrent yeast infections in the vagina since the sugar in glycerin-based formulations can harbour yeast development.
Silicone formulas are great for a lengthy session and doesn’t get gooey disparate to water-based ones which fail to last that long. Check out brands like Eros, Pink, ID Millennium, Uberlube or Wet Platinum that don’t come off while you’re submerged.
If you are pressed for time then try System JO Warming Personal Lubricant, Oh! Warming Lubricant or Zestra that can really create a temperate setting out there and makes you feel stimulated. Zestra users report a tingling feeling soon after application in the genitalia.
Vaginal moisturizers like non-hormonal Replens, Fresh Start and Moist Again are taken up by the skin and stick to the lining of the vagina in a manner which imitate innate secretion. These are regular application products with effects that last till 72 hours or more.
Vaginal dilator is a device resembling tampons which is intended for brief intra-vaginal insertion and helps in stretching the tissues and improving pliability.Localized direct estrogen delivery facilitates estrogen restoration whilst gaining minimal or no entry into the blood.
Trio ways available are through creams (Estrace and Premarin) intended for vaginal application a couple times on a weekly basis, pills for vaginal insertion two times per week and low-dosage vaginal rings (Estring) that are intra-vaginally placed and left on for three months with replacement thereafter.
Holistic Approach to Boost Your Libido
Several holistic therapies can be helpful for females experiencing a flagging sex drive. Liquorice can assist in boosting levels of steroid hormone that ultimately improves sex drive. Roots from the black cohosh herb works wonders among postmenopausal women suffering from atrophic vaginitis (dry vagina).
Arginine increases sexual arousal, clitoris sensitivity, blood supply to genitals and enhances performance. Ground aromatic leaves of Turnera diffusa shrub have known aphrodisiac properties, boosts supply and sensations in the genital area.
Tone up Those Muscles
Try pelvic floor muscle exercises, often termed as Kegels that really tone up the muscles of the genitals that can increase the likelihood of experiencing heightened climaxes. Regularly practice tightening the muscles of your pelvis as though one were using the loo, counting till 10 and releasing.
When you urinate, halt the flow, let go and halt once more which contracts vaginal muscles. Perform ten repetitions for 4 times daily for optimal vaginal strengthening.
Watch Out for Unlikely Culprits
Several medicines used for treating allergies, colds, asthma, analgesics, some prescription or antidepressant drugs have side-effects which could dampen sex life. If you come in this group then have a frank discussion with your physician about other alternative medicines or alteration in dosages.
Indulge in enjoying each others bodies with ‘outercourse’ or sexually stimulating the woman sans vaginally penetrating her or offering sensual massages can provide immense satisfaction.
Try other approaches like exercises with sex, using erotic audio, video or novels, mutual masturbation/stroking, all-body sexual titillation by focusing on erogenous zones, protracted foreplay/ sexual play or erotic fantasizing to pep up your sexual routines. Sex ought to initiate with eagerness/keenness and conclude with bliss, in the presence or absence of orgasms/climax in between.
It’s all about using it or losing it. Engaging regularly in sex or masturbation will help keep optimal blood circulation in the genitals and ensure strengthening as well as lubricating the walls of your vagina while keeping it healthy.