Valentine's Day is just around the corner, a time for love—to express and receive this abundance—but what about loving yourself, especially during menopause?
It's true that this time of life is often a struggle. The hormones are out of whack, and it can be hard to find the energy to cook a romantic meal or plan an elaborate date. Let’s face it, our bodies have changed, and so have our priorities.
But don’t you worry; there are things you can do to put the romance back into your relationship and celebrate Valentine's Day even during these transitional years.
The most important thing to understand is that it's not all about sex!
During the menopause, our libido might very well decline, so it's crucial to regulate both our bodies and, most importantly, our minds. Don't subject yourself to needless pressure. There are numerous ways to be intimate, romantic, and sensual if sex is not an option. Where some couples kiss a lot, others reinstate romantic gestures that may have been absent from their relationship. Know that it's imperative to be honest and expressive with your partner.
Embrace yourself and be confident.
Know that you are not expected to look the same as you did when you were in your twenties. Weight gain is a sign of hormonal changes during the menopause, especially around your middle. So, don’t go through the mill for that. With some simple lifestyle tweaks, like getting more active, cutting back on certain foods, and including AMAYA by Menoveda in your routine, you can help regulate menopausal symptoms and feel better about yourself. Embrace this transition, and a new version of you and your partner will too.
Acknowledge the changes in your body.
As your oestrogen levels dip, you may suffer from vaginal dryness, another common symptom of menopause. But you need not worry much as this can be easily managed through products like creams and lubricants. For a long-lasting solution, include ADIRA by Menoveda, which will help you manage your sexual wellness during menopause.
Be patient and give it time; get practising if needed.
If it’s been a while (let’s be honest—the kind of hot that menopause makes you is usually not for sex), consider warming yourself up before getting intimate with your partner. Take note of your needs and find ways to be intimate, sensual, or romantic without feeling the need to perform for or please your partner; the pleasure is for both of you.
Don't forget to enjoy yourself.
If you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, no matter how you do it, make sure to enjoy it. Don’t pressure yourself or your partner into making it "special." Valentine’s Day is all about love, about the two of you, and most importantly, about you!