What is Menopause?
Maybe you’ve heard it referred to as “the change,” or know that something happens when a woman reaches a certain age resulting in lots of hot flashes but may be unsure of what exactly causes this or what it all means. Society has a way of stereotyping it, but in reality, this is all a result of Menopause. What exactly is the definition of menopause? It’s the time when a woman’s periods permanently stop, and she can no longer get pregnant. The transition into menopause can take up to eight years before your periods stop permanently. This time is considered Perimenopause, which means “around menopause” and is a normal process but it affects each woman differently. Menopause symptoms include mood changes, irregular periods, problems sleeping, hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Our moisturizing water-based lubricant is perfect for any dryness during this time in and out of the bedroom.
The perimenopause period is considered over once you've gone through 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, at that point you’ve reached menopause. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Women’s Health research the average age of menopause in the US is 52. This barely scratches the surface of the process of menopause. If you are experiencing any perimenopausal symptoms and are in your late thirties-forties don’t stay quiet. There are a lot of treatment options available and we recommend you speak to your gynecologist on making the transition into this new phase as seamless as possible. See Early Menopause and What Causes It for more information.