14 May 2017
In this article about female sexual dysfunction Maureen Matthews has spoken with:
Dr Sonia Davison, endocrinologist at Jean Hailes for Women's Health and an AMS Director:
"There is no one correct answer or approach to female sexual dysfunction and it is useful to consult with an expert in this area, who may be a sexual counsellor or a dedicated women's health practitioner. Further information can be found at jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/sex-sexual-health or at the Australasian Menopause Society webpage, "Sexual difficulties in the Menopause".
Dr Anita Elias is the head of Monash Health's Sexual Medicine and Therapy Clinic, and Sexual Counselling Clinic at the Royal Women's Hospital's Malvern Psychotherapy Centre:
"As we get older, both women and men need more or different stimulation (physical, mental and emotional) to achieve the same level of pleasure and arousal".
Allow more time for lovemaking. Spend more time on foreplay and flirting. Try not to be goal oriented. Rather, try to enjoy all of the sensual pleasures, moment by moment.
For a decade, respected author Maureen Matthews has written for Melbourne's Sunday Age. In her popular column, About Last Night, Maureen responds to a wide range of questions about sex and relationships.