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7 Reasons Why Your Libido Has Increased During Menopause

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Conventional wisdom would have it that maturing into menopause means a lifetime of reduced sex drive. However, many women in their late maturity are finding that they have a new lease on their sex lives with an increasing libido after menopause.

Here are seven reasons why you may be finding yourself with a higher sex drive during menopause[1].

Here are seven reasons why you may be finding yourself with a higher sex drive during menopause.

No pregnancy worries

Although sex in your 40s might be exciting, you may still be preparing school lunches, wiping noses, juggling a profession, and avoiding pregnancy. For many women, the age of forty to fifty is still a source of worry because it is still possible to become pregnant. That anxiety vanishes once you reach menopause.

More time

After 50, your kids aren't likely to wake you up in the middle of the night or disturb your bedroom sessions.

Reduced Inhibition

Menopausal women's sexuality is an important aspect of their life[2]. For most women, menopause is a watershed moment when they realize they've put their sexuality on the back burner for far too long, and if they don't use it now, they'll lose it forever. According to research, women become less inhibited as they age, so it's frequently a period of relaxation and acceptance of who you are, which increases sexual functioning and performance[1].

Hormone management

Experts will tell you that when your hormones decline, you'll crave it less, but this isn't always the case. Desire, which was previously suppressed by birth control medications, could resurface. If you're having trouble with desire, appropriate hormone management can assist.

Your holistic health care team will work with you to evaluate your hormone levels and make recommendations for treatments to keep them at their best.


It's true that midlife hormonal changes can cause vaginal dryness. But, thanks to the lubricant aisle at your local drugstore, you may use this as an opportunity to try new things and discover new, more delightful experiences. After menopause, vaginal dryness may motivate women to use vaginal lubricants that increase vasodilation.

Less stress

You may still become stressed. However, you should not be as stressed by your employment at this age as you were in your 20s, 30s, or 40s. Women in their forties and fifties are more likely to have fulfilled their work goals and, as a result, are less anxious. Sexual desire is negatively impacted by stress.

More open-minded partners

Men, on the other hand, are more susceptible to sexual dysfunctions as they become older, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and low testosterone. Whatever the issue is—premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, or low hormones—modern medicine has a solution. There is a silver lining to unresolved sexual issues.

Menopause may be the end of one stage, but it is also the beginning of an amazing future. Keep yourself healthy and enjoy the fruits of your sexuality!

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