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13 Questions You Need to Ask Your Health Professional About Sex and Menopause.

Posted by Bliss Team on

Menopause is a normal part of life, a stage of life that all women go through.

So why is it still taboo and so hard for women to ask their doctors about. Here is a list of questions you can use to start the conversation and get the important information that all women need to know about menopause and how it can affect their sex lives.

Contrary to popular belief we as women of all ages value our sexuality. It is also an important and totally valid conversation to have with your health professional. Good communication is key to addressing all those questions you have about sex. Two natural processes that can affect a woman’s sexual function are menopause and perimenopause. 

What women experience during menopause and perimenopause can be very distressing for some, and less so for others. You are not alone and there are options and your health professional is the best person for you to speak to. 

Here are some question you can ask your health professional about menopause and sex;

  1. How could my sexual function change during and after menopause?

  2. How could perimenopause and menopause affect my sexual function?

  3. How could menopause affect my interest in sex?

  4. What is safe sex after menopause? What do I need to do, am I still at risk for sexually transmitted infections?

  5. What can I do to improve my libido?

  6. Is estrogen suitable for me to try to help make sex more comfortable?

  7. What are the risks and benefits of using HRT?

  8. Sex hurts, what can I do to help with that?

  9. What are vaginal dilators? Would they be helpful?

  10. Is it safe for me to use a vibrator or masturbate?

  11. Is there a better way to masturbate given my symptoms?

  12. How can a pelvic physiotherapist, sex therapist or educator help me address menopause-related sexual function concerns?

  13. Are there any lifestyle factors I can work on that could help?

Disclaimer: The information contained in this document should be read as general in nature and is only to provide and overview of the subject matter. Please read product packaging carefully and follow all instructions. Seek advice specific to your situation from your medical professional or mental health professional.

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