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“What is the first advice you give to women in menopause who’ve lost their libido?”
From Dr. Emily Morse, Doctor of Human Sexuality & founder/host of the podcast Sex with Emily:
"Here's the bummer…a lot of it has to do with a decrease in hormones. Libido changes as we get older. It just does. It also changes after childbirth. It can change due on different medications you take. All these things can affect our libidos.
The top thing I tell women is to find a doctor who specializes in menopause and perimenopause, get checked, and talk to them about hormone replacement therapy. But before you go see that doctor, find out how they're going to check your hormones and how much information they have on menopause. Because they're still learning right now as well.
"Here's the thing about libido: it's complex. It's psychological. It's emotional. It's physical."
Here's the thing about libido: it's complex. It's psychological. It's emotional. It's physical. An array of things is involved. It could be medications you're taking. But you also have to look at your sleep, how much you're drinking, if you're moving your body…all these things are really important.
There are also some amazing supplements for menopause, like taking Me.No.Pause. Really. I mean, this is something that actually will help you with some of these symptoms—because we don't have to suffer at all."