You have more time and space for yourself and for your relationship. We also know that taking oral estrogen could reduce levels of available testosterone by increasing the amount of sex hormone binding globulin SHBG. It can involve new adventures, brand new experiences, and the fresh freedom of erotic autonomy ready and ripe for exploration. Grownups play with sex toys -- a lot. This is simply not true. It's just that women are not taught about it, and many feel uncomfortable fully exploring their own bodies. Menopause issues Falling oestrogen levels in the lead-up to — and following — the menopause causes women to produce less vaginal lubrication, which can make sex uncomfortable and reduce the likelihood of orgasm. Interestingly, the PRESIDE data indicated that sexual dysfunctions associated with distress were more common between the ages of 45 and 65 versus both younger and older women. When was the last time you felt blue and also interested in sex? The PRESIDE Prevalence and Correlates of Female Sexual Disorders and Determinants of Treatment Seeking trial, a large, national study, reported the overall prevalence of sexual disorders to be 12 percent when including subjects meeting the "distress" criteria for a true diagnosis and over 40 percent for subjects reporting a sexual problem. Boomer dating requires a fair amount of courage. People in good health with a decent level of fitness are nearly twice as likely to be interested in sex as they grow older, and also more likely to report having a satisfying sex life, according to a study by the University of Chicago. Take the time, either alone or with a partner, to discover all that you are.