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Setting the Mood to Boost Your Libido during Menopause

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One of the most common symptoms affecting women during menopause is a loss of libido. Physical and emotional factors that can result in decreased sex drive at this time of life include changing hormone levels, vaginal dryness, and night sweats. These can all contribute to a menopausal loss of libido.

But there is no need to despair, because it is easy to recover lost libido. Something as simple as a romantic evening with your partner can rekindle the old spark. Follow these easy tips to set the mood for an evening that will kick-start your libido.

Take a Bath

When your body is going through the roller-coaster changes that are part of the menopause, it is important that you treat it right. Give your body some TLC: use a luxurious bubble bath, take your time and surround yourself with candles. Relaxing your body and your mind will leave you feeling relaxed, confident, and emotionally and physically rejuvenated.

Wear New Underwear

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There's no need for anything red or skimpy if that isn't your style, but treat yourself to some new underwear that you feel confident and look good in. Taking the time to choose some nice underwear will give you a well-deserved confidence boost, and dispel any feelings of low self-esteem that you might be experiencing as you tackle the trials of menopause.

Open Some Champagne

There doesn't have to be a reason for celebration to enjoy a bottle of bubbly with your partner. In fact, opening a bottle will give an evening a sense of occasion, celebration and anticipation that is bound to tickle your libido into action. Regular alcohol consumption may have the long-term impact of aggravating menopausal symptoms, but a glass of champagne while spending the evening in with your partner will give the evening a little fizz and sparkle.

Scent in the Bedroom

Have some flowers, essential oils, or scented spray in your room. Ylang-ylang and rose work as aphrodisiacs, and the trace of scent in the room will fire your sleepy libido. At a time when you might be experiencing low sensitivity due to low levels of estrogen, it is important to evoke your senses in other ways. Be careful not to over-do it though, too much scent will end up being sickly and off-putting.

Keep Romance Alive

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Remember the early stages of your relationship, and reignite the old flame. Set aside an evening when you both avoid talking about daily chores or the children, and instead reminisce about the fun times you have had together, remembering how you met and what first attracted you to each other. Re-visiting moments that you have shared together will take you, and your libido, back to your pre-menopausal prime.

Loss of libido is a natural symptom of menopause, and there is no one solution to get it back. A romantic evening with your partner is a fun way to put you in the mood and remind yourself of what it feels like to have a high libido. Give it a go, but if it is not necessarily the right remedy for you, there are plenty of other solutions to try.

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