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The Benefits Of Orgasms For Menopausal Women

Lorraine Miano May 2023

Menopause Kuel Category Expert: Lorraine Miano

Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs in women as they age.

During this time, a woman’s body goes through a variety of changes, including a decrease in estrogen levels. These changes can lead to a plethora of uncomfortable symptoms, including night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. But did you know that orgasms can actually help alleviate some of these symptoms?

“This means that having an orgasm can actually help maintain vaginal health and comfort.”

Let’s start with vaginal dryness. As estrogen levels decrease during menopause, the tissues in the vagina can become thinner, drier, and less elastic. This can lead to uncomfortable, or even painful sex, which can then affect a woman’s libido. However, when a woman becomes sexually aroused, blood flow to the genital area increases, which can help to lubricate the vagina and improve its elasticity. This means that having an orgasm can actually help maintain vaginal health and comfort.

Benefits Of Orgasms:

But it’s not just about vaginal dryness–orgasms can also help relieve hot flashes and mood swings. Orgasms are like the body’s built-in stress-relief button. During an orgasm, the body releases endorphins–the feel-good hormones that can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. In addition, the release of oxytocin during orgasm can promote feelings of relaxation and emotional connection. This means that orgasms can help improve mood and reduce some of the emotional ups and downs that come with menopause.

Did you know that those endorphins that are released during orgasm can be a natural pain killer? They may help alleviate pain from all kinds of sources including headaches, menstrual cramps, and even arthritis. Who knew that orgasms could be so therapeutic? 

Now, you might be wondering how to have an orgasm if you’re not feeling particularly in the mood. It’s true that menopause can sometimes decrease a woman’s libido. However, there are many ways to increase sexual desire and arousal, such as engaging in foreplay, trying new positions, or using lubrication. And remember, masturbation is always an option!

Discover What Feels Good:

In fact, masturbation can be a great way to explore the body and discover what feels good. Many women find that they can have more frequent and intense orgasms through masturbation than through intercourse. And the best part? You can do it anytime, anywhere, without needing a partner.

“You can do it anytime, anywhere, without needing a partner.”

But orgasms aren’t just good for symptom relief-they can also have a range of health benefits. For example, regular sexual activity has been associated with improved immune function, reduced risk of heart disease (the #1 killer of women), and better mental health. Plus, orgasms can help promote relaxation and improve sleep quality– something that is especially important for women experiencing insomnia or other sleep disturbances during menopause. After all, there’s nothing quite like a blissful orgasm-induced nap!

Of course, every woman’s experience of menopause is unique, and not all women may experience the same benefits from orgasms. However, for many women, orgasms can be a healthy and enjoyable way to manage some of the challenges of menopause.

So, if you’re going through menopause and feeling a little down, try treating yourself to some self-love. You might just find the benefits of orgasm to be the perfect antidote to those pesky hot flashes and mood swings.

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About the Author:

As a post-menopausal woman herself, Lorraine Miano discovered her passion of offering menopause advocacy, support and resources to women in all phases of menopause through health coaching, proper nutrition and preventive lifestyle choices. She received her certifications as a Health Coach and hormone health expert from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been able to help even more women by writing and publishing her first book, The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back!
Lorraine loves to encourage her clients with her mantra “Menopause is NOT an ending! IT IS a new beginning!” When she’s not advocating for “the change”, you can find Lorraine traveling with her husband Richard, quite often to visit her 5 grandchildren who call her “Nonni”.