Sex After Menopause Live Event

by Alli

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On March 31, 2015, Vibrant Nation, the leading community for women 45+, held its first live webcast discussion about sex after menopause and I was honored to be a panelist.  OK, I admit I was a little nervous, too!

Dr. Barb DePree, a Vibrant Nation sexual health expert and blogger, led the panel of women (me, included) in sharing stories and advice for getting the spark back in the bedroom.  The audience participated by asking questions and there were several prizes awarded during the live webinar.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always a little nervous when it comes to discussing sexual issues with my doctor. It was actually much easier talking with Dr. Barb and she helped dispel the mysteries surrounding sex after menopause.  More importantly, I found out that it’s not “just me” who has faced these obstacles and we were given vital information such as, “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.”  (You have to watch the video!)

Behind the Scenes

How often do you get to see a behind-the-scenes look at how a webinar went down?  Well, here you go!

The Vibrant Nation staff went above and beyond to prepare the panelists for the live webinar. The moderator even sent us helpful tips on how to set-up a makeshift studio in order to have the best possible webinar. Her sense of humor was a breath of fresh air and really helped me relax.

I snapped a couple of photos of the makeshift studio (aka my dining room) with my camera phone so I could share them with you.

Sex After Menopause

The spotlight added just the right amount of light and the laptop was elevated to showcase my face in a more flattering profile. 🙂

Behind the Scenes - Sex After Menopause

You can watch a segment of the video, What is Menopause? below.  I’m the one in the lower right-hand corner when it first comes on – right before Dr. Barb begins to talk about menopause.  Watch closely or you’ll miss me. 🙂

Sex After Menopause: What is Menopause?

There are 7 segments in all and you can watch them here!  Some of the subjects include Using Lubricants, Is there Viagra for Women? and Tips on Sexual Maintenance.

I’m so thankful to the staff of Vibrant Nation for the invitation and the opportunity to participate as a panelist in my first-ever live webinar event. More importantly, the webinar educated women on the mysteries of menopause.

There’s one thing for certain, menopause will affect all of us women eventually.  It’s best to know all the facts before venturing into unchartered territory.

Have you had any menopausal symptoms?

 

30 comments

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) May 27, 2015 - 9:03 am

I’m not sure if I have or not. My mom was DONE by age 41 and I am not that far behind. I would love to go listen to that segment of the webinar.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle May 27, 2015 - 9:58 am

I’m definitely interested in this. I’m not in menopause yet, but I’d like to think that after it’s all over, I’ll still enjoy intimacy with my husband. Thanks for sharing this!

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Deb- It's me, debcb! May 27, 2015 - 10:20 am

I’m starting to have some hot flashes but when I had my hormones checked last year, they were still in the normal range. I think this is going to take a looooong time.

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Mary May 27, 2015 - 12:03 pm

This and other issues of menepouse are important to get educated on. Information is powerful and will help … I found it wasn’t so bad after I understood. Thanks Alli for being a voice

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Jane Rutherford May 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm

I have printed this one out to share with your Mom. I will ask if she wants to watch any of the seven segments. Can’t wait to see what she says. LOL

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Diana Villa May 27, 2015 - 12:19 pm

My mom has Menopause right now, so I’m going to share this post with her, very useful, thanks for sharing 🙂

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Christy Maurer May 27, 2015 - 12:21 pm

I am probably entering perimenopause because I’m 45 now! My periods are getting weird like they last shorter, and I bleed really heavily for a couple days and that’s it! Weird. Thanks for sharing!

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Sandy SK May 27, 2015 - 1:07 pm

I am 43 and have been done with menopause for a couple of years now. Many women experience menopause earlier than 45.

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Zan May 27, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Not there yet, but it is great to have information like these around. Thank you Alli for being a panelist and for being willing to share dispute your nervousness!

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Wendy May 27, 2015 - 7:03 pm

I am in peri menopause right now. Have had a few hot flashes but I know the onslaught is coming soon! Thank you for sharing this information.

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Jeanine May 27, 2015 - 8:45 pm

I know nothing of this. I’m it comes quickly so I need to find out as much info as I can. I’ll be watching the webinar!

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Kristen May 27, 2015 - 9:40 pm

people are so lucky these days. We are able to find out so many things online. We’re never in the dark about this stuff anymore.

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ricci May 27, 2015 - 10:44 pm

How awesome that you got to be apart of something so cool!! I’m not quite at menopause age but I’m glad to know there are options for when I get there!!

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Liz Mays May 28, 2015 - 12:07 am

I’m really surprised that I haven’t experienced any symptoms yet. I keep waiting, but I guess I’ll be thankful that they haven’t arrived.

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michele d May 28, 2015 - 6:42 am

What a nice experience to have been on a panel like this. I definitely will be learning more about this series. Sounds great!

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Cia | CiaDenise.com May 28, 2015 - 9:06 am

I don’t believe I am near my menopause years just yet but I am so curious about it. I would actually like to listen in on your panel discussion.

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Lynndee May 28, 2015 - 10:12 am

I don’t think I have the symptoms yet. I think I am still young to experience menopause. I have heard a lot about menopause from my mom, but I think there’s more to learn.

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Fi Ní Neachtáin May 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

Oh I have a long way to go until I reach this stage of my life, I’m only 25. I think it’s important for everyone to be comfortable with intimacy though, whatever stage of life your in.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 28, 2015 - 10:50 am

No, thank goodness, I have not had any menopausal symptoms. I’m a bit young for that, but I do know women who have gone into menopause VERY early (in their 30’s) so I’m very thankful that I haven’t experienced that! I’ll bet you helped a lot of people with this webinar, though!

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Bonnie @ wemake7 May 28, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Um Sex after Menopause? Not sure if I’m ready to think about that. 😉 My mother went through Menopause earlier in life and I’m afraid I may follow suit.

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Lisa Bristol May 28, 2015 - 3:02 pm

I have noticed a few changes in my cycles in the last year. I am starting to have hot flashes as well. My Mom was young when she went threw menopause.

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Chubskulit Rose May 28, 2015 - 4:17 pm

I am almost to that stage so this is very interesting for me. Thank you for sharing, at least I have few ideas now what to expect.

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Krystal May 28, 2015 - 4:40 pm

It is a very interesting topic to share! I am glad there is awareness on the subject.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai May 28, 2015 - 6:23 pm

Too early for me, but this is helpful information. It’s always nice to have resources at the ready. Love the behind the scenes tidbits.

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Tammy @ creativekkids May 28, 2015 - 10:46 pm

This subject isn’t talked about much due to it being more of a private topic; however, it is something that women need to be informed. I’m glad you were able to take part.

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Rebecca Swenor May 29, 2015 - 12:48 am

This is an awesome video indeed and I love how more hush topics are being talked about now days. I am pre menopause I would say. I will have to check out all the segments. Thanks for sharing.

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HilLesha May 29, 2015 - 2:20 am

I haven’t been through it yet. I’m hoping that I’d be like most of the women in my family and go through with it late and with flying colors.

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Melanie May 29, 2015 - 10:50 am

I’m looking forward to menopause. I’m done with having kids and ready for the cycle thing to be over with.

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Tonya C May 29, 2015 - 11:08 am

Nope, I’m not menopausal yet, but thanks for the info. Good to know resources are out there when I do.

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Erin May 29, 2015 - 7:11 pm

I’m not quite there yet but I know I’m going to need all the help I can get when the time comes! I’ll definitely be saving this!

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