For this article series, I’ll be speaking to women at different ages and stages of life. However, everyone ages differently, so keep that in mind. Let’s dig into what it means to be a “woman in her 30s” and what to expect.
From a psychological standpoint, women in their 30s are really starting to come into their own. In our 20s, I think we tend to be very “chameleonesque” whereas in our 30’s we start to ask, “Wait! Is this all there is?” and we develop a desire (and willingness) to show our true colors. We’re starting to question the status quo and have a desire for more.
We are less insecure. In our 20’s we are still wanting to please everybody and we don’t even really know who we are at that time. So the 30s are almost a coming into our own phase where we are starting to understand our bodies a bit more… and we’re not as embarrassed about talking about tampons or our periods.
Yet, even in their 30s, women are starting to report low libidos. Birth control pills are some of the most prevalent killers of sexual desire in young women. So if women have been on birth control pills for say a decade or more — quite common for many women in their 30s — it is very very likely that those women are going to have a low libido due to testosterone deficiency. Please be aware of this because the testosterone deficiency that’s developing because of the pills can also lead to depression. The last thing you want is an antidepressant when your core problem is actually testosterone deficiency, as many types of antidepressants also dramatically lower libido.
The 30s are a great decade for women! To make the most of it, stay and grow in confidence. Pay attention to how you feel, don’t ignore changes in libido, and always consider the impact of previous hormonal medications (like birth control pills) before treating symptoms with additional medications.
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