You might think that the menopause means the end of a stellar sex life, or maybe it’s the opposite – and you believe that when your menstrual cycle stops, your libido will rocket, opening the door for more frequent and spontaneous intimacy. For many, the reality settles some place between the two, but what exactly is the menopause, and how does this transition affect us and our sex lives?
This October, as part of World Menopause Month, we at Lovehoney, are sharing our collective knowledge and personal experiences of the menopause.
We’ve talked about how the menopause can impact our relationships, how the three stages of the menopause can affect us all differently and how this transitional chapter of life can interrupt our sex lives and intimacy.
But what about our health? What part does the menopause play in our emotional, physical and sexual well-being? Let’s take a look…
Anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship that didn’t work out knows how difficult it can be to navigate the aftermath of a breakup. Do you cut your ex-partner off completely so you have space to heal? Or do you try to keep on good terms so you don’t feel like you’re throwing away something special?
The idea of a polyamorous relationship isn’t for everyone. The standard social-acceptable route to a long-lasting relationship often ensues a period of dating, before finding the one then settling into a faithfully monogamous relationship.
While this has long been the traditional expected love scenario, times are swiftly changing and as we’ve become more open about our intimate connections, it seems we’re getting more adventurous about poly relationships too.
This Men’s Health Week, Cam gives you the low-down on how to keep an eye on your family jewels.
Tight-lipped about your sexual desires? You’re not the only one. Despite the majority of us being sexually active, it seems we can be a little reluctant to talk through what happens (or what doesn’t happen) in the bedroom.
Results from this survey, suggest that using sex toys, bondage and BDSM, multiple partner sex and watching porn are all amongst the top ten fantasies we struggle to talk about with our partners. Two out of five of us are hesitant to spill the beans when something turns us off, and on average, men are twice as likely to worry about their partner’s reaction when discussing their own sexual fantasies.
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