So, you recently celebrated your 50th birthday – congratulations! We hope you have many more decades of health and wealth in front of you. As we age, our lifestyle changes, along with our bodies. Our face starts to show the signs of aging, with fine lines and wrinkles becoming more prevalent.
The decrease in collagen production and the slowdown in hormone production takes its toll on your skin, sexuality, and mental health.
Many women start to develop vaginal dryness, and the lack of collagen in the vaginal tissues causes a retraction in the density of muscles in the vaginal wall. As a result of this thinning, sex may start to feel uncomfortable and painful at times.
Many women decide to stop having sex as menopause grips their brain and nervous system. The pain of intercourse doesn't seem like it's worth the hassle. Changes in hormones will leave you feeling less like having sex with your partner, and you'll prefer curling up on the couch with a pint of Ben & Jerry's instead.
Your sex life doesn't have to end at 50. Just because you're going through menopause doesn't mean that sex is over for you. All you need to enjoy the best sex of your life is a little lube and some vaginal rejuvenation.
HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
As estrogen and progesterone dip in your 50s, you start to feel different. You may be quick to anger, and you find that everything irritates you. That's a sign of low estrogen production, and it's a quick fix by visiting your doctor's rooms.
Your physician will take a blood sample and send it to the lab for analysis. If your results show you're deficient in hormones, your doctor may prescribe you hormone replacement therapy. HRT helps to artificially increase your estrogen levels, bringing your brain back into balance with your body.
It's best to start estrogen therapy before you turn 60. If you delay past this date, the treatment may result in unwanted side-effects.
CO2 Laser Therapy
The CO2 laser is the best device for vaginal rejuvenation. A therapist inserts this device, which has the shape of a toothbrush head, into your vagina. The device only needs to enter one or two inches deep for effective treatment.
The laser cleans up the loose skin in your vagina, tightening everything up. The laser also stimulates collagen production in the labia and vaginal walls. As a result of this stimulation, you'll find that your dryness improves, and the pain goes away during sex.
Red Light Therapy
Treatment with an LED light therapy machine helps to firm and tone the skin and muscles around the vagina and pelvic region. A therapist runs a red light device along your skin over your pelvic area. The light operates at wavelengths of 610nm to 700nm, allowing the light waves to penetrate 10mm deep into your tissues.
The RLT device helps to supercharge your metabolism, spurring the production of ATP at a mitochondrial level. For those who aren't science nerds, this means that the red light gives your metabolism a boost. As a result, you feel younger, with higher levels of vitality.
After menopause starts and your vagina starts to run dry, it's time to turn to artificial means of moisturizing. Visit an online sex shop and purchase some premium-brand lubricant.
Make sure you choose a water-based formula to ensure you don't create a bacterial imbalance in your vagina. A bacterial imbalance may result in the onset of bacterial vaginosis (BV).
We like using extra-virgin coconut oil as a natural moisturizer and lubricant. The extra-virgin variety still has all the beneficial enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins in the oil. Filtering removes these beneficial ingredients, so make sure you get the extra-virgin variety.
Some women make the mistake of turning away from their partner as menopause develops. They stop communicating with their partner, and a wedge starts to divide the relationship.
When you start to enter menopause, sit your partner down for a chat. Explain to them what you're going through and that you need their support. You'll probably find your partner is on board with your therapy and willing to help any way they can.
Your senior years don't have to rob you of your sex life. With the techniques in this post, you can rebuild your vagina and your hormone profile. Non surgical vaginal rejuvenation cost is expensive, but it's worth every penny you spend.