Q13. Can you still be sexually active after the menopause?

A13. The answer to that is yes. Many women experience painful sex as a result of vagina dryness which puts them off sex but this can be treated.

During this time it is important that the woman’s partner understands about this issue and the effect is has upon her mental and physical wellbeing. A couple need to discuss this issue and consider new ways of achieving pleasure which are non-sexual such as massage.

There are a number of vaginal lubricants and creams available which can improve lubrication and your sex life.

Some women find that their sex lives improve after the menopause which is often due to a freedom from worrying about pregnancy or menstruation. They feel confident and sexy and find that they are more likely to become sexually aroused as a result.

Find out more about vaginal lubricants and other similar treatment in our menopause treatment section.


Menopause FAQs

  1. What is the menopause?
  2. What age do you start the menopause?
  3. What is a ‘premature menopause?’
  4. What is the ‘perimenopause?’
  5. What is the ‘premenopause?’
  6. What are symptoms of the menopause?
  7. Can you become pregnant whilst going through the menopause?
  8. Why do you put on weight during the menopause?
  9. What are hot flushes?
  10. My mother started the menopause at the age of 46, will I do the same?
  1. What are mood swings?
  2. Why do women lose interest in sex during the menopause?
  3. Can you still be sexually active after the menopause?
  4. Why do women fear the menopause?
  5. What is HRT?
  6. Why is there so much controversy around HRT?
  7. What treatment is available for the menopause?
  8. How likely am I to develop osteoporosis?
  9. How long does the menopause last?
  10. What is the ‘postmenopause?’

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