The image displays the logo for NuFemme Rejuvenation Clinic, featuring stylized typography and a graphic resembling a leaf or flame.

Menopause Symptoms – Low Libido

Understanding Low Libido during Menopause

Menopause marks an enduring period in women’s lives and brings with it many physical and emotional changes, one being reduced libido. The cause is usually hormonal: when ovaries produce less estrogen and testosterone necessary for sexual arousal and desire, which decreases sexual desire further. Lower estrogen levels also can result in vaginal dryness, which makes sexual encounters uncomfortable or painful, leading to further decreases of sexual desire.

Menopausal Symptoms and Libido

Beyond hormonal fluctuations, other menopausal symptoms can have an adverse impact on one’s libido. Emotional/psychological changes like mood swings, irritability or depression may reduce sexual desire, while physical issues like fatigue, insomnia, weight gain or urinary incontinence reduce energy levels, thereby making sexuality less appealing and further decreasing overall energy – this combined may create an endless cycle where reduced libido adds stress/emotional distress that further diminishes desire/interest for sexual activity altogether – continuing this vicious circle until finally any desire/interest for sexual activity dissipates altogether.

Senior couple on the beach

What Causes Low Libido During Menopause?

The decline in both estrogen and testosterone levels in women during menopause can make it more difficult to become aroused. Low estrogen level also causes virginal dryness and the lack of lubrication can lead to discomfort during intercourse. In addition, other menopausal symptoms such as irritability, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, and bladder control problems can affect sex drive.

Strategies to Enhance Libido During Menopause

Bioidentical Hormonal Replacement Therapy

Biiodentical hormone replacement therapy is a commonly prescribed solution to address hormonal imbalances. By supplementing estrogen and sometimes testosterone, BHRT can alleviate many symptoms of menopause, including vaginal dryness and decreased libido.

Non-Hormonal Options

There are a lot of other non-hormonal options that can help with low libido and sexual health in addition to BHRT. 

  • Vaginal Lubricants and Moisturizers: These products can help relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort during intercourse, making sexual activity more pleasurable.
  • Oral Medications: Certain oral medications can increase vaginal tissue thickness while increasing blood flow to help decrease pain during sexual encounters.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy may assist with strengthening pelvic floor muscles, helping improve bladder control and sexual performance.
Menopause Symptoms – Low Libido

Lifestyle Adjustments

  • Physical Exercise: Physical activity can increase endorphin levels and help maintain a healthy weight, as well as improve self-esteem and energy levels, all of which can strengthen libido.
  • Dietary Changes: Eating a well-rounded diet featuring fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can be key in helping manage weight and maintaining overall health – an approach that could even benefit sexual health!
  • Sleep Hygiene: Adopting good sleeping practices can help combat fatigue and stabilize mood swings, leading to improved overall mood and increased interest in sexual activity.

Emotional and Relationship Support

  • Communication: Engaging in open discussions about sexual needs and changes during menopause with your partner can create greater intimacy and understanding between you both.

Hormone balancing with NuFemme Medical is a safe and powerful option that can help you get back control over your desire to have sex. Contact a NuFemme medical provider today to learn more about the benefits of a customized hormone therapy plan that can help you safely and effectively take back control over the changes in your body.

Taking the 1st Step

the latest in Women's Health

Our experienced medical staff will help guide and choose the optimal treatment you deserve. Our approach is comprehensive, confidential, and in a short time you will look, feel, and perform at your best.

hot at night


hair falling out

Hair Loss

stressed woman

Severe PMS

hot flashes

Hot Flashes

weight gain

Weight Gain

laying in bed


woman looking out the window


woman laying in bed

Night Sweats


Low Libido

A woman holding a book gazes pensively out a window with soft light on her face.

Mood Swings