The decreased production of estrogen during the menopausal transition and after menopause has profound effects on a woman's body. And her quality of life may be greatly inhibited if she's unable to maintain a satisfying sex life.

Many side effects of menopause can be disruptive to a regular sex life. Women may experience an absence of sexual desire, commonly known as arousal disorder or hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Menopausal women may also experience painful sexual penetration due to vaginal atrophy.

The good news is that there is help—and the use of a vibrator may be an aid in treating women with sexual dysfunction.

Menopausal sexual dysfunction

"Vaginal atrophy and arousal disorder are closely linked with the loss of sexual hormones," explained