Studies have found that nearly 50% of women will be dissatisfied with their sex lives during some time of their life. There are many factors that can cause sexual problems, some of which may be tied to the age or life stage of the woman. Here are some common sexual problems women experience in their 40s, and some different ways to address them:
Problem: Finding time and space to have sex with teenagers in the house (not to mention worrying about the noise).
Solution: Be more creative about the times you have sex. Are they all gone in the morning and can you and your partner go in a little late to work? Also, now might be a great time to invest in a white noise machine.
Problem: Having more time to have sex and realizing you are in a rut.
Solution: Rent some education/erotic videos and use them to get some new ideas.
Problem: Vaginal dryness.
Solution: Ask your doctor if you need estrogen and find a lubricant that you love. They come in so many varieties and flavors. Lubrication is like shampoo, every woman has to find her own favorite. Make sure that you have a lubrication that you use happily.
Problem: Lack of desire.
Solution: If this has been going on for more than 10 months and nothing significant has changed in your relationship, it’s probably time to see a specialist and look at hormonal treatment. Testosterone or DHEA-s can be very helpful in these situations.