Gentlemen, gather 'round! It's time we had a little chat about that enigmatic, mysterious, and somewhat terrifying phenomenon known as menopause. Yes, we're diving into the world of hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats, all in the name of understanding and supporting the women in our lives.
For the uninitiated, menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods stop permanently, marking the end of her reproductive years. While this might sound like a breeze for some, it's far from being a walk in the park.
So gentlemen, buckle up and take notes because here's everything you need to know about menopause, so you can find better ways to be there for your partner's well-being.
Menopause: it's not just one day of "phew, no more periods!"
Contrary to popular belief, menopause doesn't happen overnight. It's not like a woman hits a certain age, and BAM! No more periods. It's actually a process that begins years earlier, called perimenopause. During this time, a woman's hormone levels start to fluctuate, leading to a whole host of symptoms that can last anywhere from 4 to 10 years. Yup, you read that right: YEARS.
So, what does this mean for women (and the men in their lives)? It means years of managing anxiety, mood swings, and poor sleep, among other things. Think of it as a rollercoaster ride that neither you nor your partner can get off until it's done.
No two menopause experiences are alike
Just like fingerprints, no two menopause experiences are the same. Some women might breeze through perimenopause with barely a hot flash, while others can experience severe symptoms that affect their daily lives. It's important to remember that your partner's experience is unique to her, so don't compare her to anyone else or assume you know what she's going through.
Prepare for physical changes
While hot flashes are the most well-known symptom of menopause, there's a whole list of other physical changes that can happen. Headaches, vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, weight gain, and even a decreased sex drive are all possibilities. So, guys, be prepared to support your partner through these changes and understand that she's not always going to feel like her usual self.
PMS: still a thing
Thought menopause meant the end of your partner's premenstrual syndrome? Think again! While periods may eventually stop, the hormonal fluctuations of perimenopause can still bring on PMS-like symptoms. So, keep those chocolate bars and heating pads handy, guys. You're not out of the woods just yet.
Hit the gym (together)
Exercise is vital for everyone, but it's especially crucial for women going through menopause. Regular exercise can help combat weight gain, improve mood, and even reduce the severity of hot flashes. So, why not make it a team effort? Hit the gym together or go for evening walks to show your support and help your partner stay motivated.
Vibrators can keep sex sizzlin’
We mentioned physical changes like vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, which can result in a decrease in desire. Less oestreogen causes havoc on the body, including in reduced blood circulation to the vulva, the clitoris, and the vagina. This is where vibrators and a high-quality lubricant can help. While this may not be the first solution you consider, vibrations are scientifically proven to improve painful sex symptoms, increase vaginal lubrication (say bye-bye dryness), and keep vaginal atrophy at bay.
The doctor-recommended vibrator Crescendo 2 is clinically proven to improve arousal and alleviate dryness and pain during sex by an unprecedented 5x. With a pioneering bendable design, it can be bent into multiple shapes to fit different bodies while sending targeted vibrations to the areas that most need it – inside and out.
The wearable male vibrator designed for him with her in mind, Tenuto 2 enhances sex for both partners, engulfing them in a sensory experience. With 3 motors dedicated to vulva, clitoris, and labia stimulation, it’s adaptable hold wraps around the penis increasing blood flow and arousal for both partners, while sending vibrations from the penis to perineum – all hands-free to keep sex seamless and steamy!
If your partner experiences sensitivity or discomfort with penetration, the external vulva vibrator Legato may be a better choice. This flexible vibrator can be adjusted to fit the unique shape of her vulva while four strategically-placed motors stimulate her vulva, labia, and clitoris. Legato helps her get aroused without experiencing painful penetration, and can increase lubrication and comfort for penetrative sex.
The bottom line
Menopause is a wild ride, but with a little understanding, support and the addition of doctor-recommended vibrators, you and your partner can navigate it together. So remember: knowledge is power. Don’t let menopause dampen your sex drive. The more you know about menopause, the better equipped you'll be to help your partner through this transition.