Sex becomes less satisfying by age – scientists reveal why

In the study, researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) surveyed 4,500 post-menopausal women in the UK on their sex lives.

The study examined why a woman’s libido and level of sexual satisfaction declined during and after menopause.

It found how intimate relationships, health and physiological factors affect sexual intimacy and satisfaction in post-menopausal women.

The reasons for lack of sex as we get older – according to the survey – is down to medical conditions, sexual dysfunction, menopause-related symptoms and prescribed medication.

Other factors contributing to low libido included relationship problems, logistics and perceptions of ageing.

Shockingly, only as little as 3% of participants described their sex lives as positive.

Dr Stephanie Faubion, medical director at NAMS, said: “Sexual health challenges are common in women as they age, and partner factors play a prominent role in women’s sexual activity and satisfaction, including the lack of a partner, sexual dysfunction of a partner, poor physical health of a partner, and relationship issues.

”In addition, menopause-related problems such as vaginal dryness and pain with sex have been identified as problems affecting sexual function, yet few women seek treatment for these issues, despite the availability of effective therapies.”

“Sexual health challenges are common in women as they age”

Dr Stephanie Faubion

Meanwhile, a relationship coach has revealed how her podcasts can boost your sex life.

Amy Baldwin is a sex and relationship coach, certified sex educator, and co-host of the Shameless Sex Podcast.

She told Daily Star Online: “[I believe] sexuality is both dynamic and complex and that’s how Shameless Sex comes in.”

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