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Your Libido

Menopause and Your Libido

It is normal for one’s sex drive to decrease gradually with age. Both men and women experience that decrease, but women are 2-3 times more likely to experience it as they age. The reduction in sex drive becomes more common in women as they reach their late 40s and 50s. Occasionally some women experience the opposite effect and find they have an increased sex drive. This may be induced by a new found freedom form raising children or using contraception as they reach menopause.

During the menopause transition, the physical effects of falling estrogen levels—including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness—can undermine sexual motivation and drive. There may be solutions available to help alleviate some of those symptoms so that you can get back to living the life you love.