Women claim menopause gives them ‘more confidence’ and see it as a ‘positive’
Women revealed the 'positive' things about the menopause that include no periods – and having 'more confidence'.
Recently, a poll of 1,000 women ,who are currently or have gone through the menopause, found that 34 per cent have never felt 'freer' than when it was over.
The research also discovered that women reported other benefits like a 'new lease for life' as well as feeling more stable with their hormones.
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But that is not all.
Some women shared that they enjoyed 'better' sex and a 'stronger' libido along with feeling more fit in themselves.
Commissioned by Vitabiotics Menopace the research has highlighted that the menopause is not just challenging, but can have the benefits.
Vitabiotics Menopace ambassador and TV broadcaster Gabby Logan said: "We wanted to show that while the menopause can be a challenging life stage, many women find there are positives and the more communication with friends, family and colleagues the better.
“Of course, for many women, it’s not something they look forward to and it can be a very difficult time.
“But for many, it seems there are some positives, which often aren’t spoken about."
She continued: “It’s important to talk about and share the good experiences, to help those who are approaching menopause and those going through it, to show that there are positive upsides to be embraced as part of this natural life stage.”
In the study, 13 per cent of women polled said the menopause is 'generally a positive experience' as another 46 per cent feel there are 'some good things' about it.
Just under a quarter (23 per cent) of women felt that they are 'more comfortable' in themselves now then they had have been.
And, 18 per cent of women in poll declared that they are the 'most confident' during the menopause than any other point in their life.
However, not all women have the same experience with the menopause.
Of the women polled, 22 per cent admitted that their experience of the menopause had been 'completely negative' due to several factors:
- Tiredness (57 per cent)
- Difficulty sleeping (52 per cent)
- Weight gain (40 per cent)
- A sign of ageing (43 per cent)
Whereas for those who hadn't been through the menopause yet, 13 per cent were 'dreading' it.
According to the study, 43 per cent did not feel 'prepared' for the change.
33 per cent blamed the lack of education on the matter, 24 per cent said it was to do with the menopause being a 'taboo' and 20 per cent of women shared they felt like they had no one to talk to about it.
A whopping 73 per cent thought that the menopause is regularly seen as 'doom and gloom' which means the more positive aspects are not heard of.
Therefore, 61 per cent said it's 'important' to speak about the menopause to help make it less of a taboo.
The study, commissioned via OnePoll, discovered that nearly one in five (17 per cent) didn’t tell anyone they were going through the menopause.
Although, 57 per cent admitted that being able to share their experience with the menopause made it a more 'positive'.
Vitabiotics Menopace ambassador, Gabby Logan, added: “The menopause might be different for everyone, but it is something that every woman will go through.
“We believe it is something which should be spoken about openly – the good and the bad – so that all women feel prepared and as positive as they can when the time comes they can embrace the changes.”
According to the research, top 20 positive things about the menopause:
Saying goodbye to periods forever
No need for sanitary protection
Fear of unwanted pregnancy removed/ sex without contraception
An end to Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
You feel more free
Experiencing a new lease/appreciation for life
Feeling more stable hormonally
Having more confidence
You’re just happier generally
Getting to know your body better
Feeling truer to yourself
Having more energy
Feeling more feminine
A higher sex drive
Making new friends
More 'drive'; better personal focus
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