Use It or Lose It

“Use it or lose it” – it’s true.  And in this case, we’re talking about….sex. If you’re watching television these days, you might get the feeling that everyone is having a lot of great sex, and this includes us baby boomers. The TV writers may think so, but that’s not what the research shows.  North American Menopause Society (NAMS) research shows that between 17 and 45 percent of post-menopausal women find sex painful. These women can be suffering from vaginal atrophy, which is the thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to a drop in estrogen, which occurs naturally...

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Stress, Orgasm, and Sleep

Stress, Orgasm and Sleep Send out an SOS By Mache Seibel, MD founder of My Menopause Magazine and Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School. For women entering menopause, sleep can be a constant challenge and sex is the perfect solution. Sex increases estrogen release in women, which has a positive impact on REM sleep. Sex is a natural way to decrease stress and can help with the onset and quality of sleep. If you’re up at night tossing and turning, mind racing and you’re just about to panic wondering how you will ever get to sleep in time to wake...

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Mama Never Said There’d be Days like This Dr. Lauren Streicher exposes Eye-Opening Facts in New Book Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever

Remember that ‘birds and bees’ conversation you had with your mom? Well, there are a few things she may have left out. Which is why women of all ages often find themselves asking, “Why didn’t my mama say there’d be days like this?” Thankfully, they can turn to Dr. Lauren Streicher, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school and author of Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever.   Here she shares 9 not-so-fun sex facts that your mother probably should’ve warned you about—plus a few modern-day fixes. Monogamy can get monotonous. After all,...

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Inspired & Desired: Sex After Menopause

Inspired & Desired: Sex After Menopause By The North American Menopause Society: The Menopause Guidebook It’s no secret that once a woman goes through menopause, her sexual desire can decrease drastically. But women don’t need to settle for a life without sex just because they’re over a certain age. The first step towards getting your libido back is understanding why it left in the first place, and there are several culprits. First, hot flashes and night sweats can rob women of restful sleep—and exhaustion never feels sexy. Falling estrogen levels can also lead to vaginal dryness, making intercourse uncomfortable. At...

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Tips from nationally acclaimed health experts (OB-GYNs, Sex Therapists, Nutritionists) for NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK

National Women’s Health Week, May 10-16 underscores the need for women everywhere to make their health a priority. Below are some insightful tips from nationally acclaimed health experts to help women take small steps toward better living. Bladder relief: Women rarely talk about it, but over 20 million women struggle with overactive bladder and won’t even discuss it to their doctors. Women experiencing incontinence don’t need to settle for diapers, pads or surgery—they need to strengthen their pelvic floor and find Kegels just don’t work as they don’t do them correctly or consistently. Whether unexpected leakage is from a cough,...

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