4 Tips for Increasing Sexual Pleasure During Menopause

For women in their late 40s and early 50s, hot flashes, weight gain, and mood swings may become a common occurrence. In addition, as a result of the end of your menstrual cycle and childbearing years, menopause may also impact your sex life.

While this may seem like your sex life is coming to an end, there are ways to have safe, fun, and pleasurable sex no matter your age. Follow along to learn more about improving your sex life after menopause.

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Why Women Should Support Other Women During Their Menopause Journey

Are you going through the anxiously anticipated journey of menopause? If you are, remember that you are not alone and you have so much support behind you! Whether you have friends or family members that have been through it before or a supportive significant other, you have so many resources you can rely on. Your support group is there to help you prepare for the journey and go through it with you.

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The Best Little Health Tracker Ever

A while ago, I wrote about a health and fitness wearable that looks like a pretty bracelet – the Bellabeat Ivy. Right now, the Ivy is on sale for $50 off with code APRIL 50 – offer good while supplies last. Check it out on the Bellabeat website here.

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Seeing Clearly after Menopause

Along with the myriad changes that happen during the menopause transition, there are also changes associated with aging. Wrinkles, aches and pains, dryness, just to mention a few. Several months ago, I began noticing the most lovely prismatic rainbows around lights at night. “Darn it,” I thought, “cataracts.”

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Track Your Wellness with Bellabeat Ivy

Looking for that special Valentine’s Day gift? Bellabeat has you covered with a wellness tracker that looks like jewelry! The Ivy sinks up to the Bellabeat app on your phone and you track your fitness, heart health, sleep, and more. For those of you in perimenopause and still having cycles, it tracks your menstrual patterns as well.

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Women, Sex & Menopause

Enjoy this terrific guest post by award-winning sex educator Renée Denyer. Renée regularly offers advice to health professionals and provides comprehensive sex education and sex-positive workshops for women of all ages. Focusing on female empowerment, Renée offers one-to-one support and advice for women, supporting them on their journey into sexual wellness and pleasure with kindness and care.
 

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Underwear and Menopause

Your body changes when going through menopause. From hot flashes to incontinence, vaginal dryness and even spotting, your body is likely experiencing some level of discomfort. There are a variety of medicinal solutions that can help combat some of these symptoms, but you shouldn’t forget about all of the ancillary ways you can increase your overall comfort as you experience menopause, most notably being your underwear.

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New Year’s Rx for Menopause Goddesses

Whew. We can take a deep breath now. We made it through the holiday season. 2022 is a new year. A new start.

And if it feels like a reprise of the last couple of years? Omicron, zoom meetings, masks and sanitizer, uncertainty. It’s normal to feel fatigued by it all. I know I do. And I have a prescription for all of us. Be gentle with yourself.

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A Christmas Gift for Menopause Goddesses

’Tis the season. This Christmas/Hannukah and the holiday last year pegged the stress meter well into the red zone for most of us. So this holiday season, the most important gift is to yourself. Make a list of what might be enough – enough to make the season festive for you and yours without excess stress.

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Help for Menopause Mood Swings and More

Right now, I want to alert you all that Beth Learn of Fit2B Studio is once again offering her free webinar: 5 Ways to Manage Your Moods and Hormones during Menopause. I participated in August and just loved it. Beth shares advice about dietary changes, overlooked fitness areas, the role of hormones in sleep, and the power of ‘having fun’ during menopause. (Fun? yes Fun!)

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Orgasm – Better Health for Menopause Goddesses

The many wellness benefits of orgasm for women have been documented in recent studies. Regular orgasms lead to stress reduction, better sleep, a stronger pelvic floor, enhanced immunity, even improved cardiovascular health. Mystery Vibe devices are geared to facilitate sexual health and wellness at every life stage. Including menopause and the climacteric.

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Will Menopause Fatigue Last Forever?

Sleep is literally the superfood that has the most impact. The true nectar of life. The super fuel you need. Frankly, this is where the magic happens.

With the decline of vital hormones during menopause, sleep disturbances are very common. With the vicious cycle of sleep deprivation and the load of stress, it can take much of the joy and ease out of transitioning into menopause.

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Mastering Menopause: Two of My Favorite Offerings

I can’t say enough how much I recommend the Mastering Menopause Bundle. Loads of great stuff for those who are in perimenopause and menopause – but also for those who consider ourselves post-menopausal. Wonderful offerings to help us sleep better, nutrition tips, exercise options (like belly-dancing – how great is that?!)

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Changes at Menopause Goddess Blog

Google has decided to stop supporting Feedburner – the engine that powers our subscribe feature. We thank them for all their years of service and are migrating our email list to a new portal called follow.it. If you don’t receive posts from Menopause Goddess Blog (or get duplicate mailings or have other glitches) just drop us an email to lynette@9points.com

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Menopause Rhapsody

Enjoy this hilarious, professional parody of Bohemian Rhapsody – sung especially for menopausal women. We need to laugh – because if we don’t, we will cry for a very long time.

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Reclaiming Our Voices in Midlife

The minute Nancy Bos told me about hormonal voice changes during ad post-menopause, I said to myself “well duh!”. It was obvious the minute she said it, though I’d never thought or heard about it before that moment. Sure, aging may come with voice changes but all we have to do is remember the voice changes that occur during puberty to know that hormones affect the voice too.

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Phoebe McKinley and The Menopause Support Group

Helen Stewart is a sister menopause goddess from Down Under. She has authored a wonderful novel about menopause – and support: Phoebe McKinley and the Menopause Support Group. Helen’s characters are quirky and real. They are beset by all manner of menopausal maladies while they try to cope with life.

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A Gym for Your Vagina: Introducing the Kegelbell

The award-winning FDA approved Kegelbell lets you do a “Super Kegel” by adding weight resistance to the exercise. And you can use it just three times a week for five minutes. You can even use it in the shower – make it part of your routine and voila – less bladder leakage, more of your own vaginal lubrication, and a revitalized sex life.

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Time to Get Proactive About Our Health

Many of us have put off preventative testing and screening during the Covid 19 pandemic. And I get it! I skipped a dental cleaning and my mammogram. And my in-person physical last year. But it’s not a good idea to put screening off indefinitely. Enter Life Line Screening, mobile testing to screen for multiple conditions for one low price.

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Be Fresh with VeeFresh

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you know that I believe we should never wash our lady parts with soap or harsh anything. And you also know that I am a huge proponent of natural products, products without harmful additives or unpronounceable ingredients.

The folks at VeeFresh let me try their new VeeGentle pH balanced vaginal wash. And I love it. And they have more!

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An Unexpected Change of Heart

It’s been almost two months since I posted about decreasing our stress this Christmas. And it was peaceful for us through Christmas Day. On December 26, the stress meter pegged the needle in the red zone.

Here’s what happened and why I haven’t posted in a while:

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Preparing for Perimenopause – Start Now!

If you are a woman 40 years of age or older, now’s the time to educate and prepare yourself. I’m not kidding about this. Many women suffer worse symptoms during perimenopause, the supposed lead-up event, than they experience at or after menopause.

I’ve often wondered how to start the conversation. Along came Heather Wright with her book What’s Happening to Me Now? Subtitle: The Facts of Life, As A Woman in your 40s (Straight Talk About Perimenopause).

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Telemedicine for Menopause: Part II

As promised, here is Part II of my interview with Evernow CEO, Alicia Jackson. As I mentioned in the previous post – this is the future of healthcare for menopausal women. Read on for more on this revolutionary telehealth option.

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Telemedicine for Menopause? You Bet!

I am so excited to tell you all about a new telehealth company focused on treating and supporting menopausal women. I had a chance to talk with CEO and founder, Alicia Jackson, about Evernow, what it is, how it came to be, and their vision for redefining women’s health. I’ll post our interview in three parts here on the blog. This is the future of women’s health.

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Menopause Research Opportunity

Most of you know that I am passionate about research on menopause. So it is with great pleasure that I share this request for volunteers to help with the difficult symptoms of insomnia and sleep problems.

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October Sale on Cool Gear Plus Masks

Koldtec makes a cooling towel and bamboo masks. During October, Koldtec is offering our readers $10 off anything in their cart – just use the code: OCTSAVE10 when you check out. For more info or to order, click here: Koldtec.

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Men-It to Pause Can Save Your Sanity during Menopause

September is Menopause Awareness Month – and to celebrate, we have a special guest post from Angela Verges. She is one of my favorite menopause goddesses. I love her humor – she knows that if we don’t laugh, we might just cry for the better part of forever. Speaking of which, you will love her book: Menopause Ain’t No Joke. Details on a special offer at the end of the post. Enjoy this offering!

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Managing Stress in Menopause and More

Wow. It’s hard enough to be going through menopause in the best of times. In these uncertain times of the pandemic, our stress levels may be pegging the needle into the red zone. But we can help ourselves. Enjoy this common sense, helpful approach to reducing stress in this guest blog by Isabella Lovett.

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A Menopause Story – Can You Help?

Menopause Goddess Blog receives loads of letters from women suffering various symptoms and difficulties during the menopause transition. There is truly nothing worse than the feeling of isolation, of going through it alone. Read it and please let her know she is not alone – we get through this together.

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Hello Again – New Help for Menopause Symptoms

The terrific folks at Hello Again Products sent me samples of their natural remedy for perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Their vaginal suppositories contain herbal supplements with CBD (cannabinoids) and help with symptoms such as vaginal dryness, insomnia, hot flashes, mood changes, and more.

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