Hot flashes and night sweats can make intimacy difficult. To manage them, try cooling off before sex, wearing breathable clothes, and using lubricants.
Menopause can cause vaginal dryness, which can make sex uncomfortable. You can use water-based lubricants, moisturizers, or hormone therapy to help manage hot flashes symptoms.
Menopause can cause mood changes like irritability and anxiety, lowering libido. Communication, intimacy exercises, or counselling can help maintain a healthy sex life.
Some medications for menopause symptoms can cause sexual side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about alternatives to minimize these effects.
Menopause can affect sexual function, such as difficulty achieving orgasm or decreased sensitivity. Trying new techniques or positions can help maintain sexual pleasure.
A healthy lifestyle, managing symptoms, and open communication with your partner can help you navigate changes in sex life during menopause, including hot flashes.