The Zoomer Report: Menopause and Sex

Is menopause affecting your sex life? It’s the one thing many Zoomers
are reluctant to talk about, according to Karen Giblin. She runs the largest
menopause education program in the United States. Thousands of women attend
her workshops in 50 hospitals across the country. There’s also a branch
in Cape Breton.

“It’s important that you have the motivation to keep sex satisfying, because
if you lose your motivation and you flatline it, it doesn’t make for a
great relationship with your spouse. I think that you need to talk to your doctor,
and a lot of women are reluctant to talk to their doctors because they’re
embarrassed – but trust me, your Doctor has heard everything before.”

She says there are many products to help with the symptoms. But the bottom
line is you have to make time for romance — no matter how busy you are. That
could mean waking up an hour earlier, meeting at lunch, or setting the mood
at home with candles, music, and whatever else puts you in the mood. You can
find Karen’s website at

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About The Zoomer Report

Libby ZnaimerLibby Znaimer, a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in business, politics, and lifestyle issues, is producer and host of The Zoomer Report, a special feature on topics of interest to baby boomers and the 50+. It covers everything from health and wealth to leisure and volunteerism, from the special vantage point of the generation that has changed society in its wake.

Ms. Znaimer is also Vice-President of News and Information for Classical 96.3FM and AM740. Her first book, “In Cancerland – Living Well Is The Best Revenge” – was published in October 2007 by Key Porter.

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