SEX AND AGEING: WHAT IS MENOPAUSE?
Menstruation usually ceases between the ages of 40 and 45. With this cessation of menstrual cycles the child bearing age also comes to an end. After this lady cannot become mother. It is caused by decrease in functioning of the ovaries. Menopause does not appear suddenly but for a year or so menstrual cycles become irregular.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
It is accompanied by a varied symptoms such as hot flushes, profuse perspiration, dizziness, headache, insomnia, emotional instability and other nervous manifestations.
After menopause does lady loses interest in sex?
It is not so, she may continue having interest in sex for years to come even after menopause. On the other hand lady may become more free to have sex because she cannot become pregnant otherwise normal sex desire diminishes gradually.
Is there any male menopause too?
No, not in literary sense but with advancing age man too gradually loses his sex desire. Indian male is most active during 16 to 25 years of age. For married man between the ages of 21 to 30 years the average frequency of sexual release either through intercourse, masturbation or any other form is four times a week. This average gradually drops to only once a week after the age of 55. This reduction is due to physical, physiological capacity in addition to social and psychological factors.
Does female gets excited similarly after the menopause?
No, because the rate and amount of vaginal lubrication decreases. There is decrease in degree and rapidity of expansion of inner two thirds of vagina.
Does female enjoy orgasm after menopause?
Contraction of orgasmic platform develops as in younger age group but phase is decreased in size. She gets contraction 3-5 times only against 5-10 times of younger days.
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