Because lower estrogen levels affect the natural vaginal lubricant that made life so simple when we were younger, we may need lubricants or vaginal moisturizers to keep our vaginal tissues in shape and responsive. Find out how by checking out the suggestions below.
First published 01/13/2010 Last updated 10/26/2011
Learn how your body's changes affect your sexuality.
Understanding what's changing can help you keep sex enjoyable.
Enhance comfort by caring for your vaginal and vulvar tissues.
Compensating for lower hormone levels means taking care of yourself.
Increase sensation in genital tissues.
Taking more time, energy, and attention can re-awaken our sensations.
Maintain tone in the pelvic floor muscles.
Exercising these muscles encourages circulation and strengthens orgasms.
Build intimate relationships.
Having emotional bonds is essential for good sex after 40.