That's right: Women who remain sexually active through menopause
typically avoid some of the physical problems associated with menopause
that can make sex painful, explains Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical
professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of
Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
Consider, for instance, the drop in estrogen that heralds, menopause.
That hormonal dip causes your vagina to become shorter and narrower,
making sex uncomfortable and even painful–if you stop having sex
altogether. If you continue to have regular sex, says Dr. Minkin, your
vagina stretches, becomes more inviting–as does the prospect of sex.
In addition, low estrogen levels during menopause can reduce natural
lubrication, which not only makes sex uncomfortable and even painful, it
raises your risk of vaginal tears and urinary tract infections. "The
good news is, women who have sex regularly tend to get better
lubrication," says Dr. Minkin. "This really is a case of use it
or lose it."
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each daily for three - six weeks can prove very effective. Because there are
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