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Embracing the Realities of Sex After 40 (For Both Women and Men)

Updated: Feb 9

Sex after 40 is a nuanced, often unspoken reality for both women and men. While it comes with its own set of challenges, it's important to remember: you're not alone, and there are ways to navigate this chapter with confidence and pleasure.


Let's ditch the myths and delve into the biological realities of sex after 40:


  • Hormonal shifts: For women, perimenopause and menopause lead to declining estrogen levels, impacting lubrication, arousal, and desire. Men experience a gradual testosterone decline, potentially affecting libido and erectile function.

  • Physical changes: Childbirth, stress, and other factors can impact vaginal muscle tone and sensitivity in women. Men may face prostate issues or vascular changes that affect erections.

  • Psychological factors: Stress, anxiety, and relationship dynamics can further hinder sexual enjoyment for both genders.

But remember, this is not the end of the story!


Here are some steps to reclaim your sexual wellness:


Boosting Sensation & Drive:

  • Lifestyle changes: Prioritize sleep, manage stress, and engage in regular physical activity to improve overall health and blood flow.

  • Kegel exercises: Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles for enhanced sensation and control (applicable to both men and women).

  • Supplements: Explore options like maca root, L-arginine, or DHEA to potentially support hormonal balance and arousal.

We love our in-house naturopath Andy Dubois to help guide us with lifestyle changes and supplements. For pelvic-specific therapy, there’s no better than Salem-based Sally Moores. But those aren’t your only options...


Addressing specific concerns of woman and men:


For Women:


  • Vaginal dryness: Opt for over-the-counter lubricants or explore minimally invasive solutions like the Ouchless Orgasm Shot with Collagenizer NEO™ at NSLC. This gentle treatment stimulates collagen production, revitalizing vaginal tissue and restoring natural lubrication.

  • Decreased libido: Discuss treatment options with your doctor, including hormonal therapy, if appropriate. Additionally, consider exploring sensual massage or other forms of intimacy to promote arousal and connection.

  • Pelvic floor weakness: Kegel exercises and specialized physical therapy can improve muscle tone and address urinary incontinence, impacting sexual enjoyment.

  • Click here to learn more about our sexual wellness services for women.

For Men:


  • Erectile dysfunction: Explore various options based on the root cause, including medication, vacuum pumps, or Z-Waze Zimmer therapy offered at NSLC. This non-invasive therapy utilizes soundwaves to improve blood flow and enhance erectile function.

  • Low libido: Consult your doctor to rule out underlying health conditions and discuss potential treatments like testosterone replacement therapy if suitable. Remember, communication with your partner is crucial for a fulfilling sex life.

  • Premature ejaculation: Behavioral techniques and specialized exercises can help manage premature ejaculation. Discuss these options with a healthcare professional.

  • Click here to learn more about our sexual wellness services for women.

Remember, open communication with your partner and a trusted professional is key.


Embrace the journey:


Sex after 40 is a chance to explore pleasure in new ways. Focus on intimacy, emotional connection, and communication. Explore different techniques and prioritize shared pleasure.


At North Shore Laser Center, we're committed to helping you achieve sexual wellness at any age. With personalized consultations and evidence-based treatments like The Ouchless Orgasm Shot and Z-Wave therapy, we empower you to take control of your sexual health and rediscover the joy of intimacy.


Schedule a consultation today and reclaim your sexual confidence!



Together, let's rewrite the narrative on sex after 40. It's about empowerment, understanding, and embracing the journey that is life.

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