July 28, 2016
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Menopause and Sex (cont.)

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What are some ways to improve sexual function after menopause?

As discussed above, the use of systemic hormone therapy or vaginal estrogen therapy can diminish vaginal dryness and decrease any discomfort associated with sexual intercourse. Water-soluble lubricants can also help overcome vaginal discomfort. Some women find that relaxation techniques, sensual massage, masturbation, or changing positions during coitus can heighten their sexual experiences. For women or couples who are struggling to understand and accept the changes in sexual function that may accompany menopause, counseling can be an option. Counseling can be done on an individual basis or as a couple.

Medically reviewed by Wayne Blocker, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

REFERENCE:

Cony, P. Menopause. Medscape. Oct 6, 2014


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/16/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/menopause_and_sex/article.htm

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