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Menopause is the permanent end of periods and fertility, that most often takes place to women in their late 40’s or early 50’s, but is also known to occur earlier or later. The menopausal average age is 51 years old.
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Most women at various stages of their life will experience times when their bodies cannot produce enough natural lubrication and then experience menopausal dryness / vaginal dryness. These reasons vary from women to women, but could include:
Menopausal dryness / vaginal dryness may be accompanied by signs and symptoms such as:
Life changes are never easy, especially as we get older. Although menopause symptoms like sleep problems, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain, make it seem like a difficult time in a woman's life, there are many actions you can take to help you through this normal life transition. See your Healthcare Professional for advice that suits your particular health circumstances.
We often get asked what is the best Astroglide Personal Lubricant for menopause dryness. The answer is that they are all suitable as they are also vaginal moisturisers, not just Personal Lubricants. It just comes down to personal preference. Some women prefer a Gel Lubricant as it stays in place longer than a Liquid Lubricant. Some prefer Water Based and some prefer Silicone Based, as the latter lasts longest. We have Gel and Liquid varieties in Water Based and Silicone Based. Plus we also have a Certified Organic Personal Lubricant. Astroglide is the only manufacturer with a complete Water Based Gel and Liquid, Silicone Based Gel and Liquid and Certified Organic range for women with vaginal dryness. That is why we are the number 1 brand globally. We have a lube selector tool on our US website. You can buy online from our Australian website, just click here
Vaginal dryness regardless of the cause is normal and that
Astroglide Personal Menopause Lubricant is designed to mimic natural vaginal secretions, so many women can apply it discretely and their partners would not even know. Additionally, it can be applied during intimacy as and when required. All of the Astroglide range is pH stable, meaning that
One of the key benefits of Astroglide Personal Lubricant is that you only need a few drops to achieve lubrication and
A diet high in soybeans can help alleviate vaginal dryness. Soybeans
More information and assistance is available on this respected Australian website
Menopause doesn’t happen overnight. The transitionary period before a woman stops having her period
Characterised by sudden and intense feelings of being too hot, hot flushes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. While hot flushes can be annoying, most women find that they can manage the symptoms by dressing in layers, sipping ice water, and keeping a few ice packs on hand to help cool things down.
A woman is considered to be officially in menopause after going one year without having a period. However, for most women, this process happens gradually over time. One of the most obvious early signs of menopause is experiencing irregular periods. Your fluctuating hormone levels could cause your periods to be significantly lighter or heavier than usual and the timing is likely to be off of your regular cycle.
This common symptom of menopause can cause vulvar irritation or discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse. The good news is that, for most women, a quality lube is all they need to start feeling like themselves again. We can even send you a free sample so you can see the difference for yourself.
While the above signs of menopause are some of the most common, there are several other symptoms that women may experience, including:
The symptoms of menopause can be annoying, but if you talk to your Doctor, you can work out a plan to manage your symptoms.
Let’s face it: the prospect of going through menopause can be intimidating. For women who have spent their adult lives boldly managing their families and/or careers, the idea of not being in control of their own bodies can be uncomfortable.
Despite the fact that around half the people on this planet will go through menopause, there are still a lot of menopause myths flying around that can make this time of transition even more daunting. We set out to debunk three of the most common menopause
Fact: A recent study conducted by the International Menopause Society showed that although the hormonal changes associated with menopause can cause women to carry more weight in their abdomen, actual weight gain was influenced by non-hormonal factors like diet and exercise. So while you might not be able to control where your fat is distributed, you still have control over whether you gain that weight in the first place. If you’re concerned about weight gain or looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, talk to
Fact: While it’s true that some women may experience a decreased libido after menopause, many women find their postmenopausal sex life to be more fulfilling than ever. If your desire is normal, but vaginal dryness is holding you back, using a personal lubricant like Astroglide Gel can help sex feel comfortable again. (Want to see if Astroglide will work for you? Request a free sample!)
If you are concerned about your sex drive, talk to your doctor to explore your options and to rule out more serious conditions. No matter what, don’t assume that menopause means the end of your sex life. You deserve to be getting it on well into your golden years.
Fact: Menopause affects every woman differently. While some women do experience the classic symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, mood
Just because menopause might change your body doesn’t mean that you have to change who you are. If you find yourself feeling different during or after menopause, don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor -- there might be some way that they’ll be able to help.
The age at which women hit menopause may be affected by how frequently they are having sex in the years that lead up to it, according to a large study of multicultural American women.
The study found women who reportedly had sex every week, were 28 per cent less likely to be menopausal than those who had sex less than once a month.
Menopause is defined as a woman’s final menstrual period. For most women, this usually happens between the ages of 45 and 60. In Australia, the average age is 51.
The study’s authors, both anthropologists, looked at the variation in timing of menopause from the perspective of evolutionary biology.
They postulated that when women have little or infrequent sex in the approach to menopause, their bodies do not receive cues of a possible pregnancy.
As a result, their bodies are likely to stop investing energy into ovulation so that it can be diverted elsewhere, such as helping to look after their children or grandchildren.
The idea that women cease fertility in order to invest in kin is known as the Grandmother Hypothesis. It reduces reproductive conflict between generations and allows older women to increase their inclusiveness through investing in grandchildren.
To test their theory of sexual frequency and menopause, the authors examined data from 3000 African American, Caucasian, Chinese American, Hispanic and Japanese American women.
The participants were part of the greater “Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation” which is designed to examine the health of women during their middle years. This part of it has just been published in the journal, Royal Society Open Science.
The authors say it is a costly process for a woman to produce an egg. It’s costly in terms of energy and its impairing effect on the immune system.
As a result, it may not make adaptive sense for the body to invest resources into continued ovulation when there is a paucity of sex.
Conversely, if the woman is still engaging in regular sex, it may be adaptive for her to continue ovulating for slightly longer if the chances of her becoming pregnant are still high.
The authors, Megan Arnot and Ruth Mace are both from University College London. Mace also has a position at Lanzhou University, in Gansu Province, China.
They say while causation cannot be conclusively inferred from the study, their results are an initial demonstration that increased sexual frequency during the pre- and peri-menopause decreases the risk of experiencing menopause.
The two women also tested another hypothesis.
It is often observed that married women have a later age of natural menopause than unmarried women. There is no accepted explanation for this but one existing hypothesis holds that exposure to male pheromones delays menopause.
Pheromones are chemicals released by one animal to induce activity, such as sexual arousal, in another animal.
This theory grew out of the idea that as a result of being married and living closely with a man, a woman’s menstrual periods were likely to be more regular.
The authors were the first to formally test this pheromone hypothesis and they found no evidence for it. They preferred their original theory of adaptive energy.
But there is another potential factor in all this too. As women approach menopause, their oestrogen levels decline and they are more likely to experience vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex.
This might make them less inclined to engage in sex which, if the theory is correct, could accelerate menopause.
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