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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel – your personal invitation to a world of hormone health, sustainable weight loss, holistic well-being, and embracing life's stages with a big old dose of vitality and confidence.

Jun 15, 2024

Today’s I’m getting into the often overlooked and misunderstood topic of midlife sexuality, particularly focusing on our libido and sexual function. I explore the hormonal changes that impact sex drive during menopause and perimenopause, providing advice for enhancing intimacy and connection. I’ll also address common sexual challenges like decreased libido and vaginal dryness, and discuss potential solutions such as hormone replacement therapy, supplements, and medications.

In this episode:

  • How understanding natural rhythms can transform midlife sexual wellbeing.
  • Why open communication and education are crucial for healthier relationships and satisfying sex life.
  • How hormonal fluctuations impact female sex drive, particularly estrogen and testosterone levels.
  • Why clitoral stimulation is essential for orgasm, debunking myths around vaginal penetration.
  • How societal norms and media, including pornography, distort perceptions of sexual desire and function.
  • Actionable advice to enhance intimacy and connection in midlife.
  • Why personal anecdotes are valuable for understanding sexual patterns and improving your relationships.
  • How hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle influence libido and social behaviors.
  • What potential solutions, like hormone replacement therapy and supplements, can boost sexual function.
  • Why understanding the cyclical nature of women's libido can foster better partner communication.
  • How to address common midlife sexual challenges like decreased libido and vaginal dryness.
  • What societal pressures and unrealistic expectations from media affect sexual satisfaction.
  • How supplements can support hormonal balance in perimenopausal and menopausal women.
  • How normalizing conversations about sexual desires and experiences strengthens relationships.
  • Why a fulfilling sex life is possible and important in midlife relationships.
  • Common misconceptions about female pleasure that need to be addressed.
  • How stress, poor sleep, and body changes during menopause affect sexual desire.
  • Why therapy and self-care practices are important for emotional wellbeing and sexual health.
  • How understanding and embracing midlife sexuality can lead to a more satisfying sex life.


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Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.


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