And some women who had sexual dysfunctions before hysterectomy had sexual dysfunctions after hysterectomy. Some women choose to take hormone replacement therapy HRT to help manage issues, including vaginal dryness and a decreased libido. Will I still have any pleasure with sex? My impression regarding depression is that infertile women who desired children, and had a hysterectomy because of a problem that caused infertility such as endometriosis, may have a hard time coping with the finality of the realization that they would never carry a child. Most women tell me that there is no change in the way they feel orgasm, and they are able to enjoy sex more since they don't have their original problem to interfere with sex. If bleeding or pain does occur during sex, a woman should talk with her doctor. There are also several over-the-counter products to treat vaginal dryness. If vaginal dryness is making sex too painful, ask your doctor about using vaginal estrogen creams, rings, or tablets. It is easier to leave in the cervix if the uterus is removed through the abdomen, but the reverse is true for a vaginal hysterectomy. Having sex after hysterectomy is not recommended until 6 to 8 weeks after the surgery. Lubricants, vaginal moisturizers, and topical estrogen are a few products that can make sex after hysterectomy enjoyable again. I did my own study and polled the guys. Read more about the menopause. Not "bad," just different. Much of this argument comes from Kilkku's study see references. There are hundreds of myths, questions and concerns about this procedure, which is still the most common major surgery performed in non-pregnant women. Also, the surgery eliminates the possibility of pregnancy, thus making sex more gratifying for some women.