Research shows that the hormone testosterone may improve sexual function in specific groups of women, but data on safety and effectiveness are limited. The long-term safety of testosterone therapy for women also is unknown. Given the limited research on effectiveness and safety and the number of potential serious side effects, testosterone isn't a common treatment for sexual dysfunction.
Women treated with testosterone also showed reduced measures of sexual concerns and sexually-associated distress. Researchers conducted a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of testosterone treatment for women, including 46 reports on 36 trials involving 8, women. Benefits include improved sexual desire, function and pleasure, together with reduced concerns and distress about sex.
Back to Health A to Z. Don't feel embarrassed about getting help. Lots of people experience problems with their sex drive, and seeking advice can be the first step towards resolving the issue.
Would you rather watch TV than tear up the sheets with your honey? So why are you spending Saturday night binge-watching? Chalk it up to menopause. For many women, a low libido is just one more irritating byproduct of aging.
Sex after menopause? We happen to think there are plenty of plus babes who are rocking it just as much as in their younger days. See Madonna.
With no need to worry about getting your period, becoming pregnant or being walked in on by your kids, your postmenopausal sex life should be stellar, right? This change has a huge impact on your sexual function. It can lower desire and make it harder for you to become aroused.
As someone who has always had a healthy sexual appetite, I know that I feared this symptom greatly. After all, I figured, if one has a hot flash, one can strip down to a t-shirt. But until someone invents the female equivalent of Viagra and right here is why more women need to go into the STEM fields, girls!
The other day I was chatting online with a new friend and potential lover, a younger cis-guy who lives in another city. No one told me about this in menopause class! You learn something new every day!