Am I indeed reaching my own “sexual peak,” that legendary apex of erotic everythingness that “women” (implicitly meaning “cisgender women”) are supposed to do at the age of 40? What causes this “peak,” and what’s going on “down there” as I’m going towards this summit?
From testing for the onset of menopause to drinking while pregnant, the focus–at least in the media–is on those aspects of research that affect women’s fertility, more than women’s health and more than similar effects on men’s fertility.
News that there may be a link between hormone replacement therapy and lung cancer has renewed questions about the use of hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause.
Women’s health advocates vigorously question unrealistic projections for sexuality and aging – bleak sexual desert or pharmaceutical Niagara – and have identified helpful strategies for maintaining and enhancing sexuality after menopause.
Take control over the next chapter of your lives, instead of it taking over you!
Menopause is a natural stage of a woman’s reproductive life, a condition women go through as they grow older. Knowing the facts and having resources will help women prepare for, rather than dread, that change.
Do you need to have a sit down about sex with someone that you love? Is that person your mom, dad or even a grandparent? The reality is that the changing face of “seniors” means a lot more sexually active older adults. We need to start talking to the old and the young about the birds and the bees.