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Kathy Belge

Sexy Fridays: Sex and Menopause

By July 23, 2010

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I think there is a misconception out there that sex stops after menopause. That women no longer have the desire to have sex, or that their body doesn't respond the way it once did and that the best sex of their life is behind them.† Not true! Lesbians can have a healthy and vibrant sex life after menopause. As a matter of fact, some women report having even better sexual experiences during and after menopause.

I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Carol Queen about lesbian sex and menopause. She spoke with me about the things women can do to help curb some of the negative symptoms of menopause and how lesbians experience menopause differently than straight women.

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July 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm
(1) surgicalgirl says:

I don’t know about anyone else, but this topic of discussion is one topic I don’t want to think about. Even though I know it’s going to happen to me someday. And it doesnít make it any easier knowing there are millions of women who are going through it and will go through it someday.

Iím not all that crazy about sex, but I do enjoy having sex. After menopauses, Iím hoping my sex driveís not going to decrease to the point where I donít enjoy having sex.

July 29, 2010 at 12:21 pm
(2) JK says:

I experienced early menopause at age 36. It has not slowed me down at all. I have a very strong sex drive.

July 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm
(3) AH says:

Being a woman 0f 35 and the mother of 4, yeah I said 4 (ages 16-4) and going through menopause the only thing slowing down our sex life is the kids! But I have not had any negative effects, my libido is higher than ever and I can do things I have never done before!
Don’t be fearful of menopause, embrace it!

July 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm
(4) Silvia says:

I have had the pleasure of being w/my soulmate for 19 yrs. The only thing is since she started w/menopause she has been extremely tickelish for the last 4 yrs. Which makes it difficult for intimacy.Now I am at early stage of menopause(47yrs young)My partner is(56 yrs young)We are very affecionate towards each other.Does anybody else feel tickelish during menopause???

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