One of the lesser spoken about symptoms of menopause is a loss of libido. Why isn’t it discussed as much? Many women are embarrassed to admit that their sex lives are suffering because of ‘the change’. This is particularly the case if friends of a similar age don’t appear to have any issues in the bedroom. The truth is… you can never really know what someone else’s sex life is like, and the likelihood is, many more women are suffering than you realise or believe.
Other symptoms that create problems between the sheets are vaginal dryness and potentially night sweats. Vaginal dryness is a more obvious problem when it comes to enjoying sex. However, night sweats can leave you feeling far less than sexy and even embarrassed in front of your husband/partner. Even after all those years, it’s normal to feel embarrassed by the onset of these types of symptoms.
So with a complete loss of libido and vaginal dryness ruining intercourse on the off chance you do happen to be in the mood… how can you recover your sex life and overcome this?
There are a number of steps you can take to increase your libido naturally. A daily dose of exercise is far under-rated as a way to boost libido. It’s one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself during menopause. It also helps to tackle many other symptoms such as menopause-related weight gain, anxiety, depression and joint pain. If you don’t believe us on this one, we challenge you to just a two-week trial run. For 14 days straight try to exercise daily, whether that’s going for a long walk, jogging, cycling, yoga or exercising with light weights. After even this short time, you should start to notice improvements in your sex drive.
All three of the symptoms mentioned above could be reduced or even eliminated by wearing the LaBalance device. The device works for 71% of women, so although it will not work for everyone, the odds are hugely in your favour. Loss of libido, vaginal dryness and night sweats are on our list of 24 reported symptoms that LaBalance has helped with. You must wear LaBalance 24/7 without gaps (unless showering) and you MUST wear the device for a minimum of 3 months before you assess the benefits. We do have women who see immediate improvements or notice benefits within a few weeks. However, there are just as many women that will require the full 3 months for the device to successfully re-balance the ANS (autonomic nervous system). You can read more about how the device works here and purchase the official LaBalance here.
Another way to tackle vaginal dryness in the bedroom is to buy a water-based lubricant and use this before sex. There really is no shame in this and lubricants can even be a way to spice things up in the bedroom; by using flavoured or tingling lubricants for example.
The worst thing you can do is write your sex life off because you simply don’t feel like having sex. We all need that human connection and it’s an important part of any healthy relationship. So even if you have to work a little on getting your sex life back, it’s worth it!