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How does menopause affect your sex drive?

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The loss of estrogen and testosterone following menopause can lead to changes in a woman's body and sexual drive. Menopausal and postmenopausal women may notice that they're not as easily aroused, and they may be less sensitive to touching and stroking. That can lead to less interest in sex.

Also, lower levels of estrogen can cause a drop in blood supply to the vagina. That can make your vagina too dry for comfortable sex -- but there's help for that.

From: Sex and Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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North American Menopause Society. 

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

North American Menopause Society. 

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 16, 2019

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