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Fluctuating hormones in the perimenopause and menopause years can have a massive impact on your sex life and intimacy in midlife.
There’s uncomfortable (and perhaps painful) symptoms, creeping anxiety, lowered body/self confidence and often a drop in libido too.
I spoke to Louise Proddow from Rejuvage and Renee Denyer from Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium as part of our #LetsGetIntimate month in partnership with Sylk Natural lubricant.
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In this video we talked about how to take control of your sex life, whether you're in a relationship or single. We spoke about female sexuality and pleasure and tips for a better sex life in midlife and menopause - including tips for boosting your arousal, why sex is so important, how to feel more confident and liberated, and how to include sex in your life with a partner or alone.
We also recognised that for many of us we will have to address certain barriers to a healthy sex life such as illness, surgery and menopausal symptoms.
Some of the topics we discussed included:
Related: Head to the sex and relationships area of our menopause resources hub for more tips and advice.
Louise has been on her own empowering journey. With her own hormones raging and a new sense of freedom over 50, there was no way she was ready to be invisible, discarded and labelled as ‘past it’. With her entrepreneurial spirit she set out to reshape the midlife mindset in others too, breaking down taboos and stigmas to help midlifers navigate healthier and happier lives.
A pro-age advocate, Louise is also a qualified wellness coach, an entrepreneur, writer, empty nester mother of two girls, two donkeys and dogs. She is a farm girl often found naked embracing her hippie side as part of her own empowering journey.
Renée is an award-winning Store Manager at Sh! women's erotic emporium, has her fingers in many pies and spends her days talking about G-spots, P-spots and any other spots you may have found in your nether regions.
This event was one of a series of four FREE events we organised talking about love, sex, relationships and intimacy in menopause, midlife and beyond in partnership with Sylk Natural Lubricant. See all the details for all of our events here.
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