So, you hit your 40s or you’re getting close to them, is sex going to be different? You’re hearing lots of things from your older girl friends or from the women’s magazines. Well, this article will give you the real and fascinating truth about women and sex over 40.

Sex is all part of having a healthy life. According to Consumer Health Digest, men are over 40% more likely to experience a midlife crisis which decreases their sex drive. While women in the 30s to early 40s up until menopause, are significantly more set than younger women. Journal of Sexual Medicine says women over 40 are more satisfied with their sex life and 70% are reaching orgasm.

We often hear that your sexual prime is in your mid to late 30s. To a large extent, that actually really is true for some very specific reasons because, as a woman who’s getting into her 40s, she knows more who she is, she’s more comfortable in her own skin, she’s less shy about asking for what she wants, she knows her own body more and she’s more aware of who she is as a woman. All of that is so good for your sex life.

At the same time, there are sexual health challenges that some women may face after 40 like lack of energy, stress, low interest and little time. Furthermore, as a woman moving into her 40s, she’s often having some hormonal changes that can cause dryness or less genital sensation that can make it harder to reach orgasms.

Meanwhile, Menopausal and Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy were also listed as some of the most important health issues that women experience in their 40’s and 50’s. In menopause, women stop making estrogen. Women are very familiar with the classic symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats, but they are less familiar with the symptoms vaginal atrophy which are dryness, burning, itching and painful sex. This will affect intimacy and it will affect the health of relationships.

But the good news is, there are solutions. It is a medically treatable condition as long as you know the available treatment options. If you are over 40, embrace and love your body. Understand that as a woman ages, she just needs more intense and direct stimulation to reach orgasm more than most human beings can provide.