The pelvic floor is a set of muscles and ligaments located in the lower part of the abdominal cavity, the pelvis. Its function is to support the viscera of the abdomen and pelvis (bladder and urethra, uterus, vagina and rectum). It supports the digestive, urinary (responsible for controlling urinary and anal continence), and reproductive systems.
Most of us, consciously or unconsciously, have a little fear that peeks out when we hear the word menopause. If we are very young, we usually let it pass as a distant noise that we do not even need to pay attention to. If we are approaching this stage, which may be in our 40s, we want to continue ignoring it, but the noise comes closer and more often. In the end, due to things that are happening to us in the body and in the soul, we must dare to inquire what that mysterious and even frightening word hides.
Having sexual intercourse as a peri, menopause, and post-menopausal woman can be pretty painful for some women. Research suggests that some women would rather abstain from the painful experience and discomfort surrounding sexual intercourse. Every peri, menopause, and post-menopausal woman experiences sexual intercourse during these phases differently. This article is for you if you are a peri, menopause, and post-menopausal woman experiencing pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Peri, menopause, and post-menopause dating is quite challenging. Especially if you read the many negative, ageist articles out there that conclude women who are aging are not desirable.
In my previous article of this series “Improve your sex life during the Peri, Post, and Menopause stage”, I was discussing the importance of using lub, in case you find intercourse is not satisfactory, related to vaginal dryness (here we add the link to the previous article)