Wendy Gould, 10/26/2020

First, let’s talk about menopause. “Hormonal fluctuations during this time period can impact interest, and/or cause change to the vaginal tissue, which might make having sex less enjoyable,” explains Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified OBGYN and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Specifically, women who are menopausal (or perimenopausal) often experience a thinning of vaginal tissue and decrease in natural lubrication due to estrogen drops. Try using a lube, such as Champ’s hypoallergenic Water-Based Lubrican ($18), to decrease discomfort.

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