Our expert says:
I have two phases to my response: firstly, I don't know of anything 'over the counter' that could help, but I wonder if you were to post this message to the pharmacist on the Health 24 expert forum, maybe he could assist you there?
My second comment is that even if you don't find anything to help, it is possible to still 'drive' your response as long as you are able to feel aroused. I'm aware that a low level of estrogen might reduce your ability to lubricate, so perhaps you could priorise your spending on a vaginal estrogen cream? If you are able to become aroused (and don't forget that the use of lubricants can also assist here), and you have the 'wish' (in other words, 'interest' rather than 'hunger') for sex, then you could do what many, many other women do and drive their sexual response. This means that you learn that you don't always have to feel 'hungry' to have sex (we know this about food!), but that if you wish to, then you can initiate or be open to sexual stimulation. Be aware that starting from 'cold' means that you need longer to become aroused and will need to work harder to focus on your sensations. It could also be helpful to have more options available to you than always needing to have 'full on' sex in order to meet some of your husband's sexual needs. A food metaphor works well here...this is like saying: "I'm not hungry but I can (1) ask you to make yourself a sandwich and I'll sit with you while you eat (2) make a sandwich for you, (3) eat with you, and maybe I'll feel my hunger when I start eating)."
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