DEAR DEIDRE: I WAS looking forward to sex with my new guy but it was just too painful, no matter what position we tried.
I’m 43 and this guy is 44. We met three weeks ago on a dating site and really hit it off.
I am wondering whether the pain could be down to my early menopause.
I was wondering whether using a condom with a bit of lubricant might help.
He is being sympathetic but I’m worried I might lose him.
DEIDRE SAYS: Reduced hormone levels due to the menopause can cause vaginal dryness. So experimenting with lubrication and positions may help.
Ask your GP about topical oestrogen therapy. But I wonder if it was just down to basics.
Did you share lots of arousing foreplay first, so you were relaxed and fully aroused?
Could it have just been first-time nerves? My e-leaflet Sex Too Painful? will help you sort it out.
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