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No Such Thing as Too Old: The Effect of Age on Libido

No Such Thing as Too Old: The Effect of Age on Libido

A loss of interest in sex is not a required part of aging, but many women experience a gradual decline in their libido as they navigate their post-menopausal years.

If you have concerns about your sexual wellness and want to get your sex drive back, you can find solutions at Salem Women’s Clinic, Inc. 

Our experienced gynecologists and Medispa team work together to create the most effective treatment plan to enhance your intimate wellness.

How age affects your libido

The loss of sexual desire in women can start as early as your 40s, but not everyone has the same experience. Some women may notice a sudden and significant change in their libido, while others may not experience any shift in their sex drive.

Libido changes in women can occur because of a decline in their hormone levels during their transition to menopause. A loss of estrogen may increase your risk for persistent vaginal dryness and a reduction in natural lubrication, which can make sex painful.

Low estrogen levels can also factor in the emotional part of your intimate moments. Women who experience hot flashes or night sweats may not feel motivated to have sex or struggle with self-esteem or self-confidence issues that affect their interest in sex.

Other factors that influence a woman’s libido as they age include:

Depression, other mental health disorders, and traumatic experiences can also contribute to changes in a woman’s sex drive as she gets older.

Libido-boosting solutions are available

At Salem Women’s Clinic, Inc., we offer a range of nonsurgical services that can boost your desire for sex and heighten sexual sensations during intimate moments.

Our providers offer libido-boosting solutions like:

You might also be a candidate for the Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot®), a treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood to improve the quality and intensity of your orgasms. PRP stimulates vaginal tissue regeneration and also improves blood circulation to enhance your sexual experience and satisfaction.

Do not let fear hijack your sex wellness

You deserve a high-quality sex life in every phase of life. While it can feel intimidating or embarrassing to discuss your sexual wellness with anyone, know that our gynecology team at Salem Women’s Clinic, Inc. is here to address your concerns.

We offer a safe space for you to discuss intimacy problems or sexual dysfunction issues that negatively affect your sex wellness, which allows our team to provide the best options for treatment and the resources you need to make the most informed decisions about your overall health.

The more open and honest you are about your sexual wellness goals, the better we can help you achieve them.

Call Salem Women’s Clinic, Inc. in Salem, Oregon, today to schedule a sexual wellness consultation or book an appointment online.

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