A lowered libido can be a source of discomfort and anxiety for menopausal women. Whilst it is normal for libido to naturally reduce as we get older, hormone imbalances, stress, emotional strain, and lack of sleep brought on by menopause can also have an adverse effect on it. Lowered levels of oestrogen can also cause vaginal dryness, which can make sex unpleasant.
Whether a loss of libido is caused by psychological or physical effects, it can be a difficult topic to broach for both menopausal women and their partners. With support and careful attention to lifestyle, diet, and nutrition however, there are ways you can manage effects of lowered libido.