One of the major concerns women may have once they begin dealing with menopause is that sex is not as satisfying as it once was. This can be due to the lack of natural lubrication and also thinning of the vaginal walls. Sexual activity can cause pain, and sometimes bleeding, if care is not taken.
Low libido is a very common problem for women. But there are natural ways to give yours a boost.
Soon after my 40th birthday, I noticed something had disappeared along with my youth: my libido. I'm not the only one. A 2008 Massachusetts General Hospital study of more than 30,000 women found that 39 percent suffered from low sexual desire. Meanwhile, when I finally summoned the courage to discuss my little problem with my friends, I got enough anecdotes for an entire season of No Sex and the City.
Some swear a supplement or two can get sexual desire sizzling again -- but what do the studies show?
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ArginMax® increases libido in women, according to a clinical study published in the peer-reviewed, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy (Volume 32, Issue 369)
Studies published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy in 2001 and 2006 focused on ArginMax, a combination of Panax ginseng, L-arginine, gingko, damiana, vitamins, and minerals. In the 2006 study, 72 percent of female participants who took six capsules, each containing 100 mg of Panax ginseng, daily showed significant improvement in sexual desire after four weeks.
70 percent of women with low libidos reported that they were more satisfied with sex after taking ArginMax, which contains L-arginine as well as damiana leaf (see below), ginseng and ginkgo, for one month. The women in the study also saw an increase in their desire, lubrication, clitoral sensation and orgasms.
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ArginMax, an over-the-counter preparation containing herbs (ginseng, Ginkgo biloba and damiana), an amino acid (L-arginine) and 14 vitamins and minerals, appears to help women of all ages suffering from sexual dysfunction.
A fulfilling sex life is one of the most important ways to stay connected to your partner and boost self-esteem. But great sex doesn't just happen on its own--and less so as you age. Your need for intimacy changes, and your body may not respond the same way it did when you were younger. Here, five common reasons that women over 40 find their libido lagging, and the scientific interventions that can get it happily humming along again.
While the media may make it seem like everyone but you is having nonstop great sex, that's far from the truth: A Yale School of Medicine study discovered that female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects 48% of women in the United States. FSD is an umbrella term that covers lack of desire, inability to become aroused or have orgasms, and painful sex.
Has your marriage displaced the excitement and exhilaration once utilized to capture your imagination? Do you generally feel uninteresting and sick of how everything's in your life? Dismissing these signals may be an emergency for ones connection. Tension, aggravations and monotonousness can cause not enough involvement in activities.
Natural products are available that may help some women who have difficulty reaching orgasm. These oils and supplements work by increasing sensation in the clitoris and surrounding tissue.
Kegels, schmegels… No one's ever worked this hard to get you off, and we aren't talking about your college boyfriend. Sexual health researchers are sweating bullets tackling science's next frontier, the female libido. What turns us from frosty femmes to breathy, toe-curling, spine-arching sexpots? And why do 42% of us have trouble flipping that switch, according to a recent study of over 31 thousand women? Help is on the way, in the form of a drug billed as the "female Viagra."
Dr. Jennifer Gunter, a nationally renowned obstetrician/gynecologist, examines how ArginMax works and its clinical studies.
Reporter Heather Granato reviews ArginMax's clinical study and interviews Daily Wellness' general manager on ArginMax and its benefits.
Clinical Study on ArginMax Published in Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy showing libido enhancement in menopausal women accepted for presentation at AASECT 40th Annual Conference.
Unlike ads that boast sexual desire through attractive models, LA Times reporter Chris Woolston states that ArginMax takes a different approach in marketing to its consumers by providing "actual scientific studies published in real medical journals, a rarity in the world of libido remedies."
The Rachael Ray Show featured a segment called the Human Lab: Sex Drive. In this segment, three women experimented with products that claim to boost libido. ArginMax was mentioned as a libido booster with clinical studies.
O Magazine reports that ArginMax has shown to improve sexual satisfaction.