Estrogen is the essence of being a women. As we age, the production of hormones decrease which can cause great changes to our body especially in our reproduction organs and function.
Estrogen levels influence many areas of the body. One of the roles of estrogen is to maintain the thickness of your vaginal wall. As your estrogen levels decline, your vaginal wall commonly begins thinning.. The thinning of your vaginal wall can make it easy for your vagina to become irritated, and it can make intercourse painful.
Women going through menopause commonly complain of vaginal dryness. Estrogen plays a role of keeping the vagina lubricated, which is important to sexual arousal. Natural lubrication readies the vagina for intercourse, making it easier for the penis to enter without friction.
Because of low estrogen, the vagina can become dry, thereby increasing the friction experienced during intercourse. The lack of lubrication contributes to painful intercourse.
Firmness of Breast
As a person ages, their body produces fewer reproductive hormones. This drop in hormone levels contributes to changes in the shape and texture of the breasts.
Low estrogen levels can cause the mammary glands to shrink and the connective tissue in the breast to lose its elasticity. These changes may make the breasts appear soft or flattened.