As women, society can often make us feel like we’re on a timeline. Not only
are we expected to bear children by a certain age, we are also expected to cease
being sexy as we get older. But we're happy to say that more and more women are
throwing this timeline to the wind and charting their own paths! Many women are
enjoying motherhood later in life in order to pursue their dreams. And those beyond
menopause are reclaiming their sexual selves to take pleasure in vibrant, active
sex lives. Though the focus of a woman’s sexual life will change over time,
nature has given both men and women the ability to enjoy sexual pleasure for the
duration of our lives!
And the truth is, sexuality and sensuality can change for a woman throughout her
life. At some points feeling sexy comes easily, while other times being in touch
with our sexual selves is the last thing on the to-do list. It may be a loss of
libido, pain with intercourse, fear of pregnancy or STD’s, or stress regarding
infertility. Anyway you look at it, women’s sexual needs and desires fluctuate
naturally with time. And we know that an honest discussion about these matters can
dramatically change a woman’s quality of life and help prevent unwanted health
Many women overcome issues related to sexuality and fertility. Fertility, in the
conventional sense, may not be an option for some women or it may not happen when
they thought it would. But there are many avenues to explore within and outside
your own body when it comes to fertility. Then there are women who reach the end
of their fertility with great relief. They welcome the cessation of menstrual periods
and the hassle of birth control, but aren’t sure what their sex lives will
look or feel like in this new terrain.
The bottom line is that when it comes to our sexual selves, women are faced with
overwhelming expectations. It’s natural to ask questions. We encourage you
to do so, and to become as informed as possible. From questions about masturbation
and low libido to the mind-body connection in fertility, we’ve been listening
and providing advice on women’s sexual health and fertility for many years.
So here is a comfortable place for you to explore this sensitive subject and find
answers to some of the questions you may have been afraid to ask.
Our most popular resources on sexuality and fertility
Low sex drive in women —
causes and solutions
The changes women experience in libido during perimenopause and menopause can make
it feel like things will never return to normal. Read about the physiology behind
these changes and learn how you can feel like yourself again.
Safe sex in midlife
Sexual wellness at midlife involves more than simply finding the right partner.
This article explores the emotional and physical aspects of safe sex for middle
aged women and provides practical advice on the most important part of healthy sex:
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