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Women's sex drive increase w/age?

I am 43 years old. For the longest time, I had no drive or interest in sex and even was considering becoming a Buddhist nun.

And all of a sudden my libido has gone into overdrive. Have any of you women experienced the same upsurge?

by ANONreply 3305/20/2013

Hormones are kicking in...the fun ride that is menopause is starting.

by ANONreply 205/20/2013

Probably hormone surges due to perimenopause. Enjoy it while it lasts.

by ANONreply 305/20/2013

So how long does this last? Yikes, sounds like this is the beginning of the end...

by ANONreply 405/20/2013

It happens as a last ditch evolutionary, procreational measure right before a woman loses her ability to reproduce.

by ANONreply 505/20/2013

Have you been feeling warm lately? When other people don't seem to find it terribly warm?

"Is it hot in here?"

by ANONreply 605/20/2013

Here's a fun thought: those hot flashes can last for decades.

by ANONreply 705/20/2013

Yep, it's mother nature's way of trying to get you to squeeze out one more baby before the factory shuts down.

by ANONreply 805/20/2013

I"m curious to know if any postmenopausal women still have any sort of sex drive. Do stimulants like exercise still increase libido post menopause?

by ANONreply 905/20/2013

OP, have you started taking any new medications or supplements lately?

by ANONreply 1005/20/2013

[quote]I"m curious to know if any postmenopausal women still have any sort of sex drive. Do stimulants like exercise still increase libido post menopause?

Yes, I still have a sex drive. It's not like it was in my 20's. I do exercise a lot and my BMI is 20.

by ANONreply 1105/20/2013

no new supplements. I hope this does not last long. it is a pain.

by ANONreply 1205/20/2013

R5 is completely correct. Your body's last ditch effort to get pregnant.

by ANONreply 1305/20/2013

[quote]I hope this does not last long. it is a pain.

Why not just enjoy it?

by ANONreply 1405/20/2013

Try an herb called Chasteberry for when your libido plunges. It has an opposite effect on men. You can find it at The Vitamin Shoppe or other such stores.

Zoloft and especially Effexor will stop the hot flashes so you can sleep before you consider HRT.

Beer and soybeans helps with estrogen replacement. My best friend is going through this right now and she has found ways around it just like she finds ways around everything.

by ANONreply 1505/20/2013

it's a premenopausal symptom because you're body's fighting it.

by ANONreply 1605/20/2013

Women's sex drive increases wage

by ANONreply 1705/20/2013

It only lasts a few months if I recall.

by ANONreply 1805/20/2013

18 helpful and courteous responses?! I'm shocked.

by ANONreply 1905/20/2013

R19- I know- I have been surprised by the helpful comments. And thanks to all!

R14- my husband is 14 years older than I am and has no libido! And I like to meditate and this messes it up!

by ANONreply 2005/20/2013

I'm going through surgical menopause and it's the worst. Taking Estroven and vitamin D has helped the hot flashes, insomnia and mood pretty well, but have minimal libido and awful memory problems. If anyone has suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

by ANONreply 2105/20/2013

[quote][R14]- my husband is 14 years older than I am and has no libido! And I like to meditate and this messes it up!

I understand, but since your sex drive has increased, you may as well just enjoy it. And just because your husband has no libido doesn't mean you can't have some "alone" time with yourself. Ever heard of masturbation?

by ANONreply 2205/20/2013

R22 comes off as an old grandma, no?

by ANONreply 2405/20/2013

I began perimenopause at 44, came out the other side at 52. It was a wild ride. Get thee to a good gyn/ob and get your hormones checked.

by ANONreply 2505/20/2013

Straight women have taken over Datalounge!

by ANONreply 2605/20/2013

ummm....lesbians go through menopause too

by ANONreply 2705/20/2013

R25, what did you experience? I'm 45 and am in perimenopause but I do not have health insurance and am on unemployment so getting a doctor's advice is not an option right now.

I've been exercising like a fiend which is I think has at least helped with my mood swings but I've gotten pretty sick a couple of times around my "cycle".

by ANONreply 2805/20/2013

You can delay the inevitable but ultimately you will have no estrogen and no sex drive. Sorry but it's true. On the plus side, you'll have loads more free time.

by ANONreply 2905/20/2013

R26, just because the OP is straight, doesn't mean all women contributing to this thread are.

by ANONreply 3005/20/2013

R25 here

Mood swings, weight gain, incredible hot flashes, developed a syndrome in which hot temperatures (meaning weather, baths, even hot drinks, alcohol) caused idiopathic angioedema (like hives under the skin, extreme swelling in face, lips, tongue as well). So strange, sometimes only half my face or one arm. Uggh.

I struggled with it for years trying natural remedies, finally succumbing to HRT. Took a combination of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (estratest). This is used for women who do not respond to simpler HRT. Took it for 4 years, then off. The further I got from menopause after 52 the better I felt. You really need to find a doctor who will work with you and not write you off.

R29 is correct. Eventually libido really diminishes.

by ANONreply 3105/20/2013

man, I am soo tempted to have a final fling...before I fizzle out completely.

by ANONreply 3205/20/2013

[quote]Eventually libido really diminishes. But not to nothing I assume? What about the rising rates of STDs among the elderly.

by ANONreply 3305/20/2013
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