Menopause

Sex after Menopause: A Vibrant Nation Webinar

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Vibrant Nation, a leading online community for women 45+, held its first ever Live webcast discussion on March 31, 2015.The topic of the event was Sex After Menopause. Dr. Barb DePree, a Vibrant Nation sexual health expert and blogger, led a panel of women in sharing stories and advice for getting the spark back in the bedroom.

Best take away analogy? The menopausal vagina can be compared to a pencil skirt:

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A vagina before menopause is more like the relaxed, carefree pleated skirt:

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Dr. Depree gave insightful and practical suggestions as to how to get your flare back! The webcast was excellent, with clear explanations and plenty of information.

And if you missed the broadcast, you can view it right now! Take it away, Dr. DePree (and thanks to you and Vibrant Nation).

What Is Menopause?

Using Lubricants

Is there a Viagra for Women?

Use It or Lose It: Tips on Sexual Maintenance

Can Estrogen Help You?

How Can We Be Proactive & Prevent Painful Sex?

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Here’s the link to these videos on the Vibrant Nation Site.

Disclosure: I’m participating in a Vibrant Influencer network campaign for Vibrant Nation. I’m receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I’m not affiliated with Vibrant Nation and don’t earn a commission or percent of sales.

Menopause

Sex After Menopause: A Vibrant Nation Live Webcast

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Sex and menopause.

What a topic, a topic that’s often top on our list of menopausal concerns. Vibrant Nation, a leading online community for women 45+, is sponsoring a Live webcast discussion, “Sex After Menopause,” on March 31 at 1:00 PM (EST).

Here’s why they chose to focus on this complicated and sometimes touchy (no pun intended!) topic:

“We women deal with many physical and emotional changes during and after menopause. Some of these changes can take a real toll on our relationships, including our sex life.

To complicate matters, it’s often difficult to find straightforward, trustworthy information about how to deal with issues like changes in our libido and pain during sexual intercourse.”

Vibrant Nation sexual health expert and blogger, Dr. Barb DePree, will lead a panel of women in sharing their stories and advice for getting that spark back in the bedroom.

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And guess who’s going to be on the panel? Me!

Sign up here to attend. See you then!

And here’s the link to a post Dr. Dupree wrote for Friend for the Ride.

Disclosure: I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Pfizer and do not earn a commission.

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Menopause Recap: Good Articles Spinning Around the Web

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I wonder what Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens would think of the Internet. He painted this picture of Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge back in the 17th century.

Looks sort of like they are spinning the World Wide Web.

That gets me wondering what Eve would think of the Internet.

I bet she would have LOVED it and tempted Adam to spend hours here, too.

What a source of intrigue and information, which brings me to The Great Pause.

These four articles pack plenty of menopausal knowledge. Check ’em out faster than Eve checked out that enticing red apple.

Poise Menopause Blogger Lori Jo Vest created this Mother of All List of menopause symptoms. Find the article here, and while you’re on the Poise site, check out some of the other articles and personal menopause stories.

On Vibrant Nation, read a post by physician Barb DePree describing a system doctors are now using to track menopause.

Study up on cutting  edge  research on menopause, fat storage, and weight gain by Sylvia Santosa, assistant professor in Concordia University’s Department of Exercise Science .

Last but not least, read Menopause Expert Ellen Dolgen’s insights on dealing with menopause and Stress.

And before you go, let’s all give Eve a Friend for the Ride round of applause for her spunk!

Taste the Fruit of Knowledge

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Alone! A Menopause Sometimes Craving

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Who’s interested in Alice’s very small hut?  A pleasant hut, basically bug free, and the small animal is a sweet one.

Menopause, sometimes, causes us to crave alone time.

Time for pondering and reflecting and time for calling up what we’ve learned so far about life and love of all sorts.

One friend said to me, “I just wanted to run away. For a while. Not forever.”

Another said, “I got tired of the groups, the meetings, the obligations.”

Another said, “My husband is wonderful, but he follows me around and asks question after question.”

And so I think it’s important to build your own hut.

Find moments and places to be alone.

You can return  to the tribe in better spirits, with more energy, understanding, patience, and vibrancy!

What about you?

Are you able to carve out the alone time you need?

Thanks to Vibrant Nation, a women’s blogging site, for the cool graphic.

And thanks to writer AND BLOGGER Alice Walker for her thoughts on menopause.  Read her BLOG here!

Giveaway Winners:  Congrats to Gail, who won The Secret Sense of Wildflower and Ruth of Life in the Fifties and Beyond, who won The Reader’s Digest Treasury of Joy and Inspiration.