Sexuality and the Menopause

Low levels of oestrogen affects:

  • Skin
  • Decreases Collagen
  • Decreases Elasticity
  • Increases Wrinkles
  • Increases Sagging Skin Face
  • Decreases Skin Tone
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Increases Age Spots
  • Sparse Grey Hair
  • Hair Loss

Low oestrogen causes increased skin sensitivity with dislike of touch and even clothes may irritate.

Low oestrogen levels also causes vaginal thinning, pain during intercourse and low interest in sexual activity.

The role of testosterone:

Low free testosterone gives rise to:

  • Lack Of Sex Drive
  • Low Energy
  • Tiredness

Imbalance of testosterone to oestrogen may cause decreased sexual desire and diminished orgasm and therefore balancing the oestrogen/testosterone ratio is important.