Personal Information

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.
 

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 3. Sexual orientation?

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* 4. Gender orientation?

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* 5. Relationship status?

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* 6. How long ago was your last natural period?

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* 7. Have you had an hysterectomy?

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* 8. If yes, at what age?

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* 9. Did you have a natural menopause?

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* 10. Are you still menstruating?

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* 11. What symptoms are you currently experiencing?

  None Mild Moderate Severe
Hot flushes
Night sweats
Vaginal dryness
Insomnia
Mood swings
Fatigue
Depression
Painful intercourse
Loss of libido
Lack of sexual sensations during intercourse
Difficulty in achieving orgasm/satisfaction

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* 12. How long did you suffer - in months - of the following symptoms

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* 13. HRT use - Please tick the appropriate box

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* 14. Type of HRT?  Please tick all applicable

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* 15. If you took or are taking HRT, how long have you been taking/taken it?

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* 16. If you took or are taking HRT did it/does it help to relieve your symptoms?

  Fully Partially Not at all Worse
Hot flushes
Night sweats
Vaginal dryness
Insomnia
Mood swings
Fatigue
Depression
Painful intercourse
Loss of libido
Lack of sexual sensations during intercourse
Urinary infections
Other

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* 17. Do you consider that relationship has been strained during Menopause?

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* 18. If yes, on a scale of 0 -10 where 10 is the worst, how severely

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* 19. If loss of libido is a problem due to menopause, does it put a strain on your relationship?

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* 20. If you took or are taking HRT, do you consider it has helped to?

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* 21. If you took or are taking HRT, do you consider it has helped to?

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* 22. For those of you who didn't/don't take HRT, and didn't/don't try natural treatment, but simply let nature take its course, what effect do you feel your symptoms had/have on your relationship?

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* 23. Have you tried alternative measures, please indicate which, and how effective they were:

  Fully Partially Not at all Worse
multi vitamins and minderals
Isoflavone riche foods
Isofavone supplements
Horny Goat Weed
Sage
Black Cohosh
Amino Acids
Other herbal remedies
Homeopathy
Accupuncture
Reflexology
Yoga
Watching sexy movies
Using sex toys

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* 24. Do you self-pleasure?

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* 25. If you suffer/suffered with a dry vagina during your menopause did you try any of the following and if so, how effective did you find it?

  Mildly helpful Moderately helpful Very helpful Not helpful
Oestrogen cream
Lubricating cream
Natural cream or gel
Coconut oil
Omega 7

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* 26. If so, how often

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* 27. Do you use toys when you self-pleasure?  If yes, tick the kind of toy used:

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* 28. Do you experience pain when using a toy?

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* 29. If you have low libido:   Do you enjoy sex once you get started?

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* 30. Are you happy with the amount of sex you are having?

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* 31. If you have a partner:  Has your partner’s libido changed?

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* 32. Who initiates sexual activity in your relationship?

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* 33. Would you have more sex if your libido was working as it used to?

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* 34. Would you have more sex if you had no pain?

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* 35. If you tried any counselling, therapy or coaching because of sexual issues or changes?  If so, was the outcome:

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* 36. Are you happy with the amount of physical affection you are receiving? (Hugs, cuddles, kisses)

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* 37. Assuming all of the following would help to alleviate symptoms of the menopause, please indicate your willingness to:

  Not willing Moderately willing Very willing
Modify your diet
Modify your lifestyle
Do more exercise
Take natural products
Take sex/intimacy coaching
Attend a webinar/seminar
Attend an online workshop/seminar
Take on-line coaching

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