Marriage after dating for years
Myth 5: You don't have to worry about birth control.Truth: Tell that to the legion of late-life moms toting their beloved "oops" babies!And look at your lifestyle: Maybe you need to pare down your commitments and get better sleep by regulating your bedtime and removing un-sexy (and rest-interfering) TVs and computers from your bedroom.
"Sex gets blood flowing, which brings nutrients to all parts of your body and eliminates waste.And what's sexier to a man than a woman who knows what she wants in bed?Myth 3: Your body isn't sexual once you enter perimenopause.So if you have little or no desire for any kind of sex—even with George Clooney in your fantasies—see your doctor to be sure you don't have a medical condition, such as thyroid issues or certain cancers, says Dr. Beyond that, libido has a lot to do with how easily you can talk to your partner, and how bothered either of you is by how often you have sex.For one couple, once a month feels fine, whereas for others three times a week is practically nothing.
And look on the bright side: This can be a time of experimentation and freedom with sex that you didn't have when young kids were underfoot.