Because Menopause Is Fun (Said No Woman Ever) #IntimacyMatters AD
Sometimes I think that women got the short end of the stick in the biology department. Just when we get over the awkwardness of puberty and become somewhat comfortable in our own bodies, we get to deal with the joys of pregnancy. Yes, children are a blessing but let’s face it, there’s nothing fun about the effects it has on our body. Some of you are blessed with good genetics and are able to go back to your pre-baby weight in a few months. In addition, your bladder and vaginal muscle tone revert to taut and youthful. For the rest of us, we’re still carrying our baby weight 20 years later and if we laugh too hard, we pee our pants.
While men get to go through mid-life crises and buy shiny new sports cars, women get to go through menopause. We wake up with hot flashes in the middle of the night that make us feel like we want to walk around naked in a vat of ice cubes but we don’t because we fear exposing our sagging belly, butt, and breasts. Besides, we’ve been sweating for hours so we’re stuck to the sheets and we couldn’t move if we wanted to!
That man going through a mid-life crisis just bought a new wardrobe that makes him feel younger and sexier. He now feels friskier in the bedroom. The woman going through menopause just bought a bottle of vaginal lubricant because she’s drier than the Mojave desert. She doesn’t want her frisky husband to touch her because she’s moody and hasn’t been able to get a good night’s sleep for weeks (a symptom of menopause). She’s not naked cause she wants to have sex. She’s naked because she’s having hot flashes. Go jump in your new sports car why don’t ya! 😉
For me personally, I’m two pills short of menopause. I had a total hysterectomy when I was 35 years old and it really was the happiest day of my life until I had a glimpse of menopause the next day. Thankfully my doctor prescribed estrogen which eliminated all of the I’m-dying-right-now menopausal symptoms. Based on my short-lived experience, menopause is no joke. I’m not looking forward to the day my doctor tells me it’s time to stop taking estrogen. I expect that will happen in my early 50’s since the average age of menopause is fifty-one. For the record, I’m still in my forties but I’m thinking I’d rather go through a mid-life crisis than menopause. Heck, I’d rather go through a root canal than experience more hot flashes.
Until recently, there have been no innovative treatments for the loss of muscle tone due to childbirth and aging nor for urinary incontinence related to weakened bladder muscles. And the only treatment for vaginal dryness? Lubricant. Who wants to deal with that every day?!
Because I’m a science geek who’s always reading, I recently learned about a non-surgical laser treatment for vaginal wellness. CO2RE Intima laser treatment is for women who are past child-bearing age, currently going through menopause or are post-menopausal. Using a FDA approved medical laser, CO2RE Intima delivers controlled energy to the vaginal wall which stimulates a healing response in your body. This healing response can:
- eliminate the problem of vaginal dryness
- restore vaginal tone and flexibility
- improve or eliminate urinary incontinence related to muscle weakness &
- improve the looseness and weakening related to childbearing.
Just thinking about how much the vaginal walls have to stretch to deliver a baby gives me the shivers. It really does feel like pushing a watermelon out…I don’t care what anyone says!
Curious to see how the Co2RE Intima laser treatment works? Watch this short video.
CO2RE Intima patients typically receive three in-office treatments that are spaced three weeks apart. Most patients feel and see improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for three treatments. After patients have completed the treatments, they should return to their CO2RE Intima doctor annually for a maintenance treatment. Anti-menopause maintenance treatment, please!
You can find answers to commonly asked questions about CO2RE Intima laser treatment right in the FAQ’s section of their website. I found this information very helpful. If you’re ready to get the CO2RE Intima laser treatment, you can find the doctor closest to you using this handy physician finder tool.
As I said earlier, I’m not looking forward to experiencing menopause but if I can survive puberty and childbirth (24-hour labor BTW), I can survive menopause. I feel much better knowing that there are options for treating the vaginal effects of aging. Now if I could only do something about this double chin!
Disclaimer: The humor in this post is meant to be taken in a light-hearted fashion so please don’t email me about gender stereotypes, etc., It’s all in good fun. However, the medical information contained in this post is not meant to replace the expert advice of a healthcare professional. Please consult with your doctor before undergoing any type of treatment or procedure. With love, Kimberly.