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Sex Toys And Menopause: What You Need To Know

Guest Post September 1 2020

While it’s a natural part of aging, a lot of women fear menopause. There’s a negative stigma that’s stuck to menopause, as it signals the end of a woman’s reproductive capabilities.

Furthermore, a woman’s body goes through a lot of physical and emotional changes during menopause. And, this can alter a woman’s mood and further affect how a woman views herself.

In the search for solutions to alleviate the physical and emotional toll of menopause, some have stumbled upon sex toys and swear by them. In this post, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the link between menopause and sex toys.

The Connection Between Menopause and Decreasing Libido Levels

The signs and symptoms of menopause can further exacerbate a woman’s loss of desire to have sex. The hormone imbalances brought on by menopause can cause vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and even night sweats. It can also make it difficult for a woman to have sex since the vaginal muscles can atrophy. ⁠This can lead to discomfort during intercourse. The emotional changes can also make a woman more prone to feeling irritated and annoyed. ⁠Potentially, affecting her libido levels.

The Importance of Sexual Wellness for Menopausal Women

In spite of a rapidly changing body during menopause, we should focus on achieving sexual wellness. ⁠This is especially true during such a precarious time for our bodies. There’s a ton of physical benefits to having regular sexual stimulation. For one, it can lower your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy. ⁠This will lower your risk of heart disease and similar complications. Moreover, it can boost your self-esteem and keep you safe from getting infected easily.

Other than the physical benefits of menopause, sex can also help a woman mentally and emotionally. Sexually active older women are less prone to self-esteem issues and feel more comfortable about themselves.

The Role of Sex Toys in Achieving Sexual Wellness

Since menopausal women may have a string of minor health issues that can make sex difficult, doctors like Dr. Barb Depree point out that an answer lies in self-love through sex toys. In fact, she’s been prescribing vibrators to her patients and has one in the exam room to help sell the idea. Dr. Depree notes that regularly using vibrators can help with pelvic floor activity. And, help older women regain their confidence and make sex enjoyable between them and their partners.

For menopausal women who are new to the world of vibrators, bullet vibrators are a good place to start. As the name implies, this guide to bullet vibrators by Pretty Me outlines that most toys of this kind often look like bullets. They are petite, with a tapered tip for precise stimulation. This means they can be enjoyed externally on the vulval area and the clitoris. They are very portable and handy. Different models also have unique features you can explore, such as different vibration patterns, control functions, and power.

If bullet vibrators aren’t your thing, this article on the different kinds of vibrators by Instyle notes that you have plenty of options. Wand vibrators, dildos, g-spot vibrators, and rabbit vibrators can all help you orgasm and fight the tolls of aging on your reproductive organs. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous and try many, until you find the one that can perfectly hit your spot.

Finding Sexual Satisfaction

In our post ‘5 Reasons Sex is Better After 50’ we’ve highlighted how you shouldn’t care about how other people will think of you at your age — and you can feel liberated by finding sexual satisfaction at your age. So, don’t worry too much about menopause and instead focus on being sexually healthy by having a good outlook towards sex and by addressing your sexual needs.