Great Sex After 40
Once you get into the habit of using K-Y® lubricant, you will wonder how you ever managed without it.
Intimacy Challenges for Woman Over 40
There are two big sexual challenges a woman faces when she enters her 40s. Many women's hormones go up and down like a rollercoaster: which means their will, want and desire to have sex won't be consistent. This can be frustrating for both her and her partner.
While a woman can see the signs of aging on her outer body, she can't 'see' how her vagina has changed. A survey out of the U.K showed more than half of women lack basic knowledge when it comes to understanding 'down there'. And this misinformation can prevent her from having a healthy, satisfying sex life.
It's Time to Have 'The Sex Talk' With Your Partner
The wonderful thing about getting older is that a woman tends to be more sexually self-confident: she's more body accepting; less self-conscious in bed, and no longer willing to accept the status quo.
This is good because she needs to accept and discuss her changing body with her partner. As her hormone levels, like estrogen, gradually decline, her vaginal walls may start to thin causing inflammation or tears during intercourse. Uncomfortable sex is fairly common, and therefore, a woman should feel no shame talking to her partner about what they can do to make sex a mutually beneficial experience.
Lubricant Helps Sex Feel Better
There's a silly misconception that if a woman needs to use a lubricant, she's not woman enough. When in fact a lubricant could make sex a lot more fun--regardless of age, or whether she is able to self-lubricate a lot or not at all. K-Y lubricants can be used regularly and help ease vaginal dryness and discomfort.
In fact, there are many positives to using lubricants:
- You don’t have to wait for your natural lubrication to kick in to get started in the bedroom
- Once she starts having sex more often, it can help her feel closer to her partner
- Use it or lose it. In some cases, the more sex she has with herself and/ or her partner, the more likely those vaginal tissues stay healthy because of the blood flow to the area.
Add a Sensual Dimension to Lovemaking
A 2013 study found nine out of ten women felt sex was more comfortable, pleasurable and simply better, when using lubrication.
It's a bit of a no-brainer to understand why. Lubricants are an easy way to add a sensual dimension to love making. In fact, once you get into the excellent habit of using lubricants, if you go without you will wonder how you ever managed.
What's Your Lube Preference?
Realistically women and couples need to try a few lubricants to see what works best for them. Luckily your local drug store carries a variety of K-Y products to alleviate vaginal dryness and heighten intimacy with a partner. K-Y was founded in 1917 and is a quality leader in comfort lubricants and the intimacy specialist couples can trust in their bedrooms and their relationships.
If you are experiencing uncomfortable or painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness, then you may want a lubricant like K-Y JELLY. It's water soluble and quickly replaces moisture in a way that feels natural. K-Y JELLY is fragrance-free, non-greasy and easily removed by rinsing.
Some women prefer a lubricant that mimics her own. K-Y LIQUID® personal lubricant helps replace a woman’s personal moisture and has a natural feel with enhanced moisture and lubrication.
Other women want a lubricant to be slippery as possible. K-Y SENSUAL SILK® is a luxuriously light, long lasting formula that feels irresistibly soft and sexy on a woman’s skin.
Rekindling Your Relationship
Everything couples do outside the bedroom impacts what happens inside the bedroom. Small affectionate, daily gestures like a lingering touch or kiss make it much easier to segue into the bedroom.
Ladies, make sure to have a 'sense ritual' to wake up your body and help you ease into sex. When sex is on the menu, take a bath, light a scented candle, or slip on some K-Y lubricant prior to sex.
Get into the excellent habit of using lubricant every time you are intimate. Don't wait for intercourse to bring out K-Y lubricants, add a dab during foreplay to feel increased pleasure and heighten arousal.
Although this post has been generously sponsored by K-Y Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect opinions of the K-Y Canada brand or the Reckitt Benckiser Group of Companies.