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Menopause 101: Your Guide to Owning Your Post-Menopausal Sex Life

 Embrace Your Changing Body

When you hit menopause, it can seem like you're living in a stranger's body. New sensations, new challenges, new feelings and new realities can take hold. Because of this, many women view menopause as a frightening experience.

Our culture is one of the main culprits in this negativity, often touting menopause as the end of a woman's “enjoyable” life as she’s known it—the point when her sex drive, beauty, capability and health all take a nose dive. When messages like this are so pervasive in popular culture and media, it's not surprising that many women who are nearing or experiencing menopause feel bad about their bodies and their relationships.

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Topics: sex, aging, Mind & Body, menopause, Sex & Relationships

10 Symptoms of Menopause and How to Treat Them

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Topics: sex, couples, aging, improving your marriage, relationship, Mind & Body, libido, menopause, health, desire, insomnia, sexual dissatisfaction, hot flashes, sexual heatlh, intimacy

What to do About Changing Libido During Menopause

Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about you and me.” That old Salt-n-Pepa song is probably not the tune stuck in your head when you’re going through menopause. And for good reason. Your body is going through a lot of hormonal changes—specifically a dip in estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is the main female hormone and when it’s at a normal level, it helps to lubricate the walls of your vagina.

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Topics: sex, couples, relationship, lubricant, libido, menopause, marriage, Sex & Relationships, health, mindfulness, desire, intimacy

How Much Do You Know About Menopause?

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Topics: menopause

5 Ways to Keep Your Cool During a Hot Flash

“I just love hot flashes!” —said no woman who has ever gone through menopause. Though the intensity and duration of hot flashes vary among women, some women need help managing the symptoms. There are many ways to help alleviate some of the discomfort of menopause, dealing with hot flashes in the heat of the moment (too soon? Sorry about that!) can be a challenge.

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Topics: aging, Mind & Body, menopause, health, mindfulness, hot flashes

How Long Does Menopause Last?

I’ve gained a reputation as a menopause expert among my friends, and I get this question more than any other. It makes sense. When you’re in the throes of a hot flash or inexplicable crying jag, who cares why this is happening—when’s it going to end? Unfortunately, as with many things pertaining to women’s bodies (hi, pregnancy), the length and symptoms of menopause vary a lot. Some aspects, such as age of onset, can even be hereditary.

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Topics: sex after baby, aging, Mind & Body, libido, menopause, desire, insomnia, hot flashes

Cold Flashes are a Thing too

My friend and I have a joke. Whenever either of us is experiencing a medical or physical phenomenon of any kind, we reassure one another, “Don’t worry, it’s just menopause.” Toothache? Menopause. Hangnail? Menopause. Bad hair day? Yup, menopause. 

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Topics: Mind & Body, menopause

MENOPAUSE, YOUR ADOLESCENT DO-OVER

The heat rose up from my gut, to my chest, to my face, and I felt embarrassed, knowing I looked all red and sweaty. I could smell myself. My sweat never used to smell like this. I don't know what's worse—the emotional rushes or my crazy periods. I wish I could just go back to how I used to feel. 

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Topics: aging, menopause, beauty

Halloween Mindfulness

The perimenopause forgetfulness thing is no joke—my short-term memory is full of tricks these days, and it’s no treat, I’ll tell you. At least twice a day I find myself entering a room or opening a closet in search of something, without any memory of what the thing is.

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Topics: aging, Mind & Body, menopause, health, mindfulness

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Sexual Concerns

In 2006, the World Health Organization defined sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality.” There is no question, in my opinion, that a sexual health concern can play a vital role in a woman’s overall health. Imagine that concern as an octopus with tentacles extending into every part of her physical and psychological existence.

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Topics: sex, aging, menopause, Sex & Relationships, Fiera Experts
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