Bliss Journal — Menopause

7 Questions I Have Been Asked As A Sex Educator & Women's Health Advocate.

7 Questions I Have Been Asked As A Sex Educator & Women's Health Advocate.

In the time I have been a sexuality educator and women's health advocate I have been asked some interesting questions. Actually even before that while I was studying at uni, as soon as people found out what I was studying I came across curly questions and surprising statements from people. In this blog, I thought I would share 7 of the general questions I get asked frequently and a short answer for each.  Q: “Is it ok to masturbate in a relationship?” A: The simple answer is YES it is ok to masturbate in a relationship. Masturbation is normal and...

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A Frolic Down Memory Lane - The Ohnut

A Frolic Down Memory Lane - The Ohnut

At Ohnut they believe that everyone has the right to feel connected, healthy, and whole. What is The Ohnut I hear you ask? It is an intimate wearable that can help you manage and potentially reduce pain during sex by allowing you to easily customize how deep penetration goes. It is worn externally at the base of a penetrating partner, e.g. on their shaft or on a toy. The Ohnutcompresses down to act as a soft buffer during sex. Each set comes with 4 linking rings that allow you to make simple adjustments, so you and your partner can not...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Sex After Menopause.

5 Things You Need to Know About Sex After Menopause.

Sex and Menopause. This month we have been talking about sex and menopause. It is important to note that for some people, menopause has little effect on their sex life; for others, it can have big impact. The impacts on sex can range from vaginal dryness to a reduced libido or painful sex. Here we discuss some of those impacts and some things that could help. 1.   Painful sex – an incredibly common impact of menopause on a woman’s sex life. The statics vary, we have read figures from 45% to over 84% of women reporting finding sex painful. It is caused by reduced...

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Steps to improve sex during perimenopause & menopause.

Steps to improve sex during perimenopause & menopause.

Sexual problems are common in people who going through menopausal changes. Sexual intimacy is a fundamental part of being human, a human right, and the inability to engage in sexual activity in a fulfilling, meaningful way can have a negative impact on an individual, relationships.  This is why a multidisciplinary team is so important in your care and in the management of symptoms and your overall physical and mental health moving forward. These include your specialist medical professionals, your GP, a pelvic floor therapist, acupuncturist, osteopath, nutritional advice, exercise physiologist, sexuality counselling and other allied health care that suits your...

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