Hot flushes, weight gain, brain fog, anxiety, depression are all bad enough, but perhaps the most upsetting symptom of the menopause is the fall in desire coupled with vaginal dryness which can have a negative effect on your love life and your relationships. Whilst women talk openly about not being able to sleep, or compare the number of hot flushes they get they are usually far too embarrassed to share information about the fact that they feel switched off from the waist downwards. It’s a well-kept secret that many find it difficult to reach orgasm and that vaginal dryness and pain very often make penetration impossible.
Coping with loss of libido, sensation and dried out tissues can be very difficult, placing a strain on any relationship. Not all experiences are the same however. Many women don’t want their partner anywhere near them personally during this stage in their lives. Others mourn the demise of their sex lives but still manage some level of intimacy such as cuddles and kisses whilst others will try anything to rekindle sex drive.
We want to better understand and quantify how women going through menopause feel about their relationships and their sex lives. We are therefore asking you to take a short time out of your day to complete this anonymous survey. The results will be used to raise awareness about the difficulties women face which will then spark the development of helpful initiatives that repair tissues and rekindle desire. Physical relationships can once again become both a comfortable enjoyable part of our lives, women just need the information in order to know how to bring this about.
To thank you for spending a few moments completing the survey you will receive our free download Every Woman's Guide to Menopause.