The boomers lit the fuse for the sexual revolution, but for many slamming into menopause, sex is the last thing on their minds! Approximately 47 percent of women experience sexual difficulties, according to the National Health and Social Life Survey and the Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors, with a decrease of sexual desire being the most common.
Other things that contribute to a declining libido are pain during intercourse, relationship dissatisfaction, lack of sexual thoughts and aversion to sexual activity.
Addressing the physical, emotional, and environmental changes that often accompany mid-life, can make a proper diagnosis challenging. Are any these factors affecting your sexual health?
- Emotional: Feeling unattractive, depressed, tired, sleep deprived, moody, isolated
- Fluctuating hormones
- Mood stabilizers
- Contraceptive drugs
- Blood pressure medications