Posts Tagged ‘hot flashes’

Win Tickets to Menopause The Musical

0

Posted 12:56 pm, July 7th, 2010

by Rosann

If you’re in your 30′s, 40′s, or 50′s, and are looking for a LOL night with the girls, we highly recommend Menopause The Musical. Even if you haven’t hit menopause yet (there’s always perimenopause to look forward to) it’s a great way to celebrate and laugh about being a woman.

The show is based on four women who meet while shopping at Bloomingdales for lingerie and break out into song and dance about night sweats, forgetfulness, pesky chin hairs, and changes in sexual desire and arousal. Menopause The Musical features 25 songs, all of which are parodies of the classics from the 60s and 70s such as “Stayin’ Awake/Night Sweating.”  Some women claim that taking their husbands to the show helped them to gain an understanding of what we as women go through – truly remarkable.

In general, the most jarring aspect of menopause for women is the lack of control, and the feeling that someone, or something is taking over their body. And, even we admit it’s pretty hard to focus on sexual satisfaction when you are sweating through every shirt you own (towel please). Besides arming yourself with some much needed comic relief (enter MTM stage left) there are a couple of things you can do to help alleviate the symptoms and still manage to enjoy a satisfying sex life.

  • Exercise: Studies show exercise helps women deal with menopausal symptoms.
  • In Rage is not In Vogue: Meditate. Take 15 minutes to relax and unwind; keeping your stress level down will help you to better tolerate your symptoms.
  • Talk to your partner: Let your partner know what you are going through. Regular sex helps reduce stress, and a feeling of serenity is something you need now more than ever. If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, try coupling a lubricant with an arousal oil like Zestra.
Photo: Google MTM

Photo: Google MTM

We want you to laugh about the change! So this summer, we’re offering two (2) FREE tickets to Menopause The Musical®. If the show is playing in your area (sorry, travel expenses are not included) enter to win by emailing share [at] getzestra [dot] com with your funniest or most embarrassing story about menopause. Submissions are due by Monday, 9/6/2010 and the winner will be announced Tuesday, 9/7/2010 right here on our blog (with your first name and last name initial, of course). The runner-up for best story will receive a complimentary Zestra “Smitten” pack. No purchase necessary to participate, only one entry valid per participant.

And, if you want to inspire a few LOL’s too, feel free to share your story in the comment section below, or tell us via our Facebook page. We’re all ears for the good, the bad, and the sweaty.

VN:F [1.9.13_1145]
Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)