Women Avoid Sex As They Age: Why?
As women grow older, many begin to lose interest in sex and may even avoid it altogether. Several factors can lead a woman to avoid sex at an older age, with the most common being:
Symptoms of Menopause
Leading up to menopause, women’s estrogen levels gradually begin to dwindle. As the female sex hormone, estrogen plays an important role in women’s sexual health. So, when estrogen levels drop, many women experience symptoms such as:
- Low libido
These symptoms can cause women to have less interest in sex and enjoy it less than they did in their younger years. Vaginal dryness and atrophy can make intercourse painful for a woman, often causing them to avoid sex altogether. Some women may even begin to fear painful sex in their older years.
Hormone replacement therapy has proven to be helpful for many older women struggling with low libido, painful sex, and reduced sensation. BioTE® hormone pellets evenly administer low doses of natural, bio-identical hormones to help women overcome symptoms of menopause and regain a satisfying sex life.
Although the physiological changes that occur with menopause are major reasons why older women tend to avoid sex, other factors can also play a role. Research has found that a variety of other factors can lead to women having less sex in older age, including:
- Having a partner with sexual dysfunction
Medical conditions and health concerns that are unrelated to menopause
Widowhood – being a widow may prevent a woman from seeking out a new sexual partner
The effect of aging on women’s self-image
Aging alters everyone’s appearance. For some women, the effects of aging may cause them to lose self-confidence, including in intimate settings. This lack of self-esteem may lead women to avoid sex at an older age.
At the Visionary Centre for Women, we provide a broad range of treatments to help women overcome symptoms of menopause and the effects of aging on their sexual gratification. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments can help older women feel more confident in intimate settings, gain a greater interest in sex, and feel more comfortable during sex. To learn more, schedule a consultation today!