One of the realities of sex after menopause is vaginal dryness. It happens to almost every woman, says Sari Locker, a sex expert and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amazing Sex. "For a healthy, comfortable sex life after menopause, lubrication is key."
If you've never had to use lubricant before, don't be shy about starting! "Too many women are intimidated about using lubricant, because they think that they will have to use a sticky tube of old-fashioned, medical-style lubricant," she says. "In fact, today's modern, sensual, water-based lubricants can actually enhance sex in addition to making it more comfortable. For example, Optilube Lubricant provides women with a smooth, slick feeling that is not sticky and feels natural."