Sex has no expiry date
By now, you know that I don't shy away from hard questions or taboo topics like perimenopause/menopause and sex. When I was growing up and especially for my mom's generation, discussing these topics publicly was a big "no-no" - but all that is changing! With increasing gender equity and female empowerment, crucial conversations about sex during menopause are finally taking center stage. It's about time, ladies! I've been working with women for three decades, grounded in a singular mission to guide women to recenter, realign and reclaim their one precious life, which includes having great sex before, during and after midlife. That's why I was so pleased then when U.S.News: The world report recently quoted me on this exact message!
"Menopause can bring about a range of effects on sexual function—some positive and some not so great. However, what's crucial to understand is that sexual satisfaction plays a significant role in multiple aspects of our overall health. It is directly linked to life satisfaction, quality of life, marital happiness, and overall well-being," says Dr. Catherine Hansen, MD, MPH, a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner and the head of menopause for Pandia Health, a doctor-led birth control delivery service founded and led by women. And....maintaining a healthy sex life is paramount for leading a happy and healthy life.
You can read the full article here. The media request on this topic came at the best possible moment because the Empowered Women's Circle has turned attention to all the hot and juicy questions women have during mid-life. Last week, we talked about unpredictable menstrual cycles, crazy-making hormones and ways to feel sexually connected to our partners with and without intercourse. As always, we had real life conversations for women willing to be "real" together - and you are still welcome to come along for the ride! Click here to learn more!