Having a Healthy Sex Life After Menopause | Joylux

Having a Healthy Sex Life After Menopause

With age comes experience. So the older you get, the better your sex life should become. By now, you understand pleasure, and you likely also have fewer hang-ups about your body and yourself in general than you did in your 20’s and 30’s.

So, these can be the best years of your sex life if you’re willing to be open-minded. 

We put together our top eight tips for a healthy sex life at any age. Read on to learn what they are!

Have a healthy sex life at any age

Learn what you like and don’t like. Your partner isn’t a mind reader. So before you dive between the sheets, it’s essential to learn what you like in bed — and what you’d rather skip. As you get older, your sexual desires will change. It’s important to stay tuned in to your body, so you understand what feels good, what hurts, and what needs a little more warming up.

Don’t forget to moisturize. No matter your age, sexual lubricant is your best friend. But, it becomes vital during perimenopause and beyond. As you become sexually aroused, your vagina will naturally lubricate. However, this lubrication slows down as your hormones shift during menopause. Try a water-based lubricant without harsh additives, and moisturize with Joylux’s revitalizHER daily to keep vulvar skin healthy.

Talk with your healthcare provider. As you enter menopause, your hormonal changes may dampen your desire for sex. Insomnia, mood changes, and vaginal dryness can decrease sexual desire. Your healthcare provider can prescribe a low-dose estrogen cream and HRT for your vagina to help improve vaginal moisture and restore hormonal balance. 

Keep vaginal muscles active. It’s true — if you don’t use it, you lose it. Sex (with a partner or solo) is a great way to keep blood flowing, your hormones pumping, and your brain active during menopause. When you’re not between the sheets, you can also perform Kegel exercise and use our vFit device to support vaginal health.

Try extended foreplay. You may find it takes you a bit of time to warm up to sex during menopause. So, why not stretch foreplay out for the whole day? Extended foreplay can be little gestures you do to show you’re interested throughout the day, like flirty texts or small gifts. It can also happen in the bedroom by holding off on intercourse for as long as possible while exploring each other’s bodies.

Talk it out. Your partner is your best ally when it comes to sex. It’s important to verbally express yourself as much as possible before, during, and after intimacy. Learn to ask for what you want, share your fantasies, and talk about any sexual struggles you’re dealing with — and ask your partner to do the same.

Be adventurous. You likely have a list of sexual fantasies you’re ready to play out. Chances are, the more adventurous you become in life, the more exciting things get behind closed doors. Challenge yourself to get out there and explore the world while trying new things. When you face these adventures head-on, you’re more likely to bring that same sense of excitement to the bedroom.

XO, Colette Courtion, Founder and CEO