We have all worked hard the first 50 years, getting through our education, starting and growing careers, managing family ... Now, when it is finally time to enjoy the fruits of all of this labor, our bodies often start to turn on us. One of the most common issues for my menopausal patients is painful sex. Whether you have a partner or not, I encourage you not to give up on this part of your life. The act of sex releases endorphins. Endorphins help us to deal with pain, a problem that often gets more frequent and more complicated as we age. A recent study also showed that sex increases immunoglobulin A, important in our immune response.
While you may never have had to think creatively in this department before, now is the time to start. As your body changes, pleasure centers may change. Find out what works for you. A Google search can answer more questions than you knew you had. From the privacy of your computer you can research and order lubricants, massage oils, and all kinds of items to help with orgasm.