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Guest Blog: FEWE | Everything you need to know about the perimenopause

There can be a lot of confusion around the terms perimenopause and menopause. What’s the difference?

Perimenopause is the transition between your fertile reproductive years and the menopause which is classed as 1 year after your final period (average age 52).

It can start in your mid 30’s as your egg reserve starts to decline and your oestrogen and progesterone start to fluctuate and decline. But you may not notice symptoms until well into your 40’s.

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Menopause & Sex Toys

Believe it or not, we’re still busting myths and unearthing facts about the menopause. We know so much, and yet so little too, but one thing we can be almost certain about is that for many of us, the menopause can impact our sex lives.

Go back a few hundred years ago, and as people approached the menopause and began to find sex and intimacy, well, a little uncomfortable? There wasn’t really much that could be done.

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The Menopause & You

You might think that the menopause means the end of a stellar sex life, or maybe it’s the opposite – and you believe that when your menstrual cycle stops, your libido will rocket, opening the door for more frequent and spontaneous intimacy. For many, the reality settles some place between the two, but what exactly is the menopause, and how does this transition affect us and our sex lives?

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