The medical profession won’t inform you fully (if at all).
The pharmaceutical company further infuriates.
A spouse, knee deep in aging aspects, can barely see through his haze.
You may be on your own.
How do you, do MORE, than simply survive?
How do you maintain your ability to be intimate, beyond a cuddle?
Intimacy without penetration, presents risks:
2-Narrowing and shrinkage of your vaginal walls.
3-Painful GYN exams.
I recommend you not let that (vaginal) door slam shut. Blunt enough?
I am overtly sensual and passionate about all types of intimacy.
Yet, I found myself years ago, with a partner who was shutting down intimately due to pharmaceutical and aging issues.
As painful as that is emotionally, it is also harmful physically (refer to above) and steps must be taken to avoid that 1-2-3 punch.
For a woman such as myself, you do not want a permanent closing of that door, to that type of intimacy.
The physical steps to protecting yourself are:
Using dilators (Glass Pacik dilators are the best in my view)
Using a vaginal moisturizer 2 x a week (NeuEve Silver Vaginal Suppositories are best, in my opinion)
The emotional steps, of support during this period, I have yet to discover.
Ladies, I’ve been the adventurous, openminded and kink friendly type-a-woman.
The best part was NOT the physical.
It is connective element offered when one is of that type of nature. All intimacy is of importance. I would not be so fast to discard any parts of that recipe. All these parts are inter-connective.
It is quite possible the non-kink, vanilla type lady, will actually find dilator use to be a breeze? I wonder. For those with diversity in toys and other such items, may define those items as being for intimacy and the two, vs solo? At any rate, it took me some time to digest those items in a health, verses intimate light.