As women go through different stages of life, their levels of arousal and sexual needs change. But just because you’re entering or experiencing menopause, doesn’t mean that your desires have diminished.
In fact, menopause is a time in which to celebrate your womanhood and all of the wonderful things your body has, and can, achieve.
So, for all of you wonderful women out there who are perhaps feeling effects such as vaginal dryness, tightness, or difficulty reaching certain pleasure spots, we got you! Herewith, a list of six sex toys and sexual aids for mature women who want to live their best lives!
Just like the body continuously needs exercise for optimum health, the vagina muscles too need a workout. Which is why Ben Wa Balls (aka kegel balls) are great for mature women. These balls help maintain the elasticity of the vaginal wall, which will help bring about stronger and more powerful orgasms.
The Ben Wa Balls from LELO is remote-controlled, making it easier to handle. And, once inserted, works by rotating with powerful vibrations, creating a sensation against the labia and the clitoris. The epitome of mixing business with pleasure!
If the Ben Wa Balls don’t float your boat, or you feel a bit intimidated by them, you could try a weight training kegel set. This set by Playful comes with six different items, all varying in weight, which will help you to slowly work your way through the lightest through to the heaviest, at your discretion.
Each item is made from soft silicone, and have been designed to help you work your pelvic muscles in such a way that your orgasms are even better than they were before.
We suggest taking ELLA for a little spin because it’s a delicious pleasure product in a beautiful red design, and can be controlled via an app. This will decrease any discomfort for those who aren’t as flexible, or who would like to be completely relaxed whilst in control of their own pleasure.
It has a ribbed texture, is small and discrete, has 10 different vibration modes without the app, and 16 modes when using the app. This bullet-style vibrator is just what any woman needs to feel sexy.
The Smart Wand by LELO, is a cordless device that’s luxuriously designed and extra sensual. Its large size makes it easier to hold and control, and it’s also 100 percent waterproof, so you can enjoy endless pleasure-filled evenings in the tub with this number.
It uses SensTouch technology, which is basically the use of touch sensors that allow the vibration strength to build as soon as the wand tip comes into contact with the body. In this way, you can experience a gradual build up of pleasure, whether it’s for those aching muscles or a little intimate treat.
During menopause, some women may experience tightening of the vagina, making it painful to have penetrative sex or to use internal sex toys. The Vibrating Dilator Kit by Inspire however, helps women to ease back into receiving penetration.
This kit comes with two dilators and one stimulator, and will be the perfect way to enjoy pleasure at your own pace. This kit is also suitable for beginners who are ready to embark on their own personal pleasure journey.
Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of menopause, and can definitely bring down ‘the mood’ for some. Which is why having an excellent lube on-hand could very well be the key to continuing your active sex life, be it alone or with a partner.
This Bio Vegan water-based lubricant by EROS is registered by the Vegan Society, and is water-soluble, greaseless, colourless and odourless. We suggest a water-based lube because it is safe to use with silicone toys. On the other hand, it will easily wash away if used in water, so keep that in mind if you’re planning some ‘me time’ in the bathtub or shower.
What’s the moral of the story? All bodies deserve pleasure! Period.
Helena Lorimer, Sexual Health and Wellness Expert at JOUJOU