Decreased Libido

With the onset of menopause, levels of the female hormone, estrogen, fall, which can affect libido.

 

Libido, or sexual drive, is the biological component of desire that manifests as spontaneous sexual interest.

The decrease in estrogen levels during menopause have a direct and negative effect on the libido, as the deficiency affects the brain, resulting in a decrease in sexual arousal and pleasure. Although many women continue to have satisfying sex during menopause and beyond, some women experience a decreased libido during this hormonal change. This matter is usually not discussed openly, but should be taken seriously, as the reduction in sexual desire can cause great distress, especially when it is coupled with vaginal discomfort, which leads to painful intercourse.

Balancing your hormonal levels in the brain can assist you in this matter.