What Are Women Over 40 Asking About Sex?

Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men & women’s sexual wellness.

What Dr. Eilber Can Say about
Older Women & Sex Topics of Interest:

Women over 40 definitely ask different questions because many have stable partners and are experiencing issues associated with perimenopause/menopause. This is because different phases in life are dependent on hormonal changes. The biggest difference between older and younger women’s sexual inquiry is women over 40 are asking how to regain/maintain their sex life during the transition to menopause, while younger women are often asking about how certain birth control measures can affect libido or how to prevent bladder infections. 

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Sex & Positive Thinking: Why You Should “Fill This Rx”

Available for Interviews: Dr. Tammy Penhollow

Dr. Tammy Penhollow is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, specializing in anesthesiology, pain management, and regenerative medicine. Having over 20 years of experience has helped her to cultivate a passion for regenerative medicine and holistic healing. Dr. Penhollow practices at Precision Regenerative Medicine in the greater Phoenix area.


Talking Points from Dr. Tammy Penhollow on
Sex and Positive Thinking on the Brain:

Sex Benefits and the Brain

Cognitive benefits of sex are related to the release of neurohormones dopamine, norepinephrine, and oxytocin; this promotes bonding, feelings of well-being, and calmness. Oxytocin release can lead to melatonin secretion, which helps with sleep. These cycles also regulate cortisol release (the stress hormone), increases blood flow to the brain, and decrease anxiety. 

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