3 Surprising Ways To Increase Sex Drive After Menopause
This probably isn’t what you want to hear:
“Many women typically experience a significant reduction in sexual desire during the late perimenopausal and early postmenopausal stages.”
Here’s the thing, though: sex drive isn’t a constant. It can change. And, most importantly, there are things you can do to actually increase your sex drive.
By this point, you may know a lot of the conventional ways to increase sex drive (we’ll cover them again in this article if you don’t know them yet).
But, there are additional (and maybe weird-sounding at first )things you can do to increase sex drive.
Keep reading to find out what they are.
Does Sex Get Better After Menopause?
About half of women going through menopause or post-menopause aren’t sexually satisfied.
To determine if sex gets better after menopause, we would need to compare that with the percentage of women who are sexually satisfied before menopause.
The data is unclear on the exact number of pre-menopausal women that are dissatisfied with their sex lives.
But, based on all the data, it would be fair to say that around 25% of pre-menopausal women are dissatisfied with their sex lives.
The answer to the question of “can sex be better after menopause?” is, from a scientifical interpretation, no.
Thankfully, that doesn’t mean that the statistic will come true for you. There are things that you can do to make your sex life better, more satisfying, and more enjoyable.
Can a Woman Still Enjoy Sex After Menopause?
Yes, women can definitely still enjoy sex after menopause.
There’s not much more that needs to be said here - going through menopause does not mean that the physical sensations of sex will be diminished or subdued. Women can still have orgasms and enjoy every aspect of sex after menopause.
Conventional Strategies to Enjoying Sex Post Menopause
1. Sex Lube:
Why is sex lube one of the most common strategies to help with sex during and after menopause?
There are 2 very common symptoms of menopause that sex lube can help with. The first is vaginal dryness. Many women experience vaginal dryness that can make sex uncomfortable. The other is painful sex. Nearly 64% of post-menopausal women experience dyspareunia and sex lube can be helpful to reduce painful.
But, there’s something REALLY important that you need to know.
There are TONS of chemicals in your everyday sex lube.
These ingredients can cause more problems than actually helping.
That’s why it’s really important to have an all-natural, chemical-free sex lube that nourishes your vaginal skin (and is long-lasting).
2. Medical Treatment:
Hormone therapy and estrogen treatment is another very common treatment for women going through menopause.
Alternative Ways To Increase Sex Drive
Besides sex lube and medical treatment, there are other things that you can do that have been shown to increase sex drive.
1. Mindfulness or Meditation Practices
Sitting cross-legged and chanting a mantra can help with sex?
Before you make a judgment about this one, there is actually scientific data to back it up.
Research at the University of California Berkeley states that:
“Brotto’s studies have shown that mindfulness—the ancient Buddhist practice of paying attention to one’s moment to moment experience without judgment—can help women with sexual dysfunction increase their sexual desire…”
Mindfulness can be a variety of things:
- Daily walks
- Seated meditation
- Transcendental meditation
- And more
2. Natural Herbs
Another surprising way that can increase your sex drive is the use of natural herbs.
Many communities around the world have been using natural herbs to increase libido for hundreds of years. And, some of that knowledge is still preserved to this day.
Here are some of the herbs that have been known to increase sex drive in women:
- Chinese ginseng
- Chaste Berry
- And more
For optimal results, try one of these at a time for 7 days. Try to keep everything else constant in your life to create your own little experiment to determine if the herbs are working.
3. Essential Oils
Certain smells can initiative sexual arousal. Essential oils are a great way to create those smells whenever you want.
The best way to use essential oils are by purchasing a diffuser. Diffusers are inexpensive and easy to use.
Here are some essential oils that have been shown to increase sex drive and boost intimacy:
Want even more ways to increase sex drive during menopause?
This infographic below shares two additional strategies not mentioned in this article that you can use to boost libido.