Pleasure and Menopause

Status: In-progress

While pleasure research is an understudied aspect of sexual health, pleasure research for peri menopausal, menopausal, and post menopausal women is especially understudied. With this in mind, LionessGennev, and Dr. Natasha Aduloju-Ajijola came together to understand the sexual needs, wants, and desires of women over 40.

Over a period of 2 months, data was collected from 10 women at four different time points to better understand how using a vibrator can impact their relationship with their partners, their relationship with themselves, and how they perceive their sexual identities. The information gained from this research, will help illuminate opportunities to better address the sexual health needs of this population and will remind everyone that you are never too “old” for pleasure.

About Dr. Natasha Aduloju-Ajijola

Natasha Aduloju-Ajijola, PhD, MPH is a Public Health Consultant working in Nigeria and the United States. Dr. Aduloju-Ajijola holds a PhD in Health Education and Promotion, a Master in Public Health. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and a research fellow for the Global Institute of Sustainable Prosperity. Dr. Aduloju-Ajijola's research has focused primarily on health disparities, sexual and reproductive health, the impact of stress on health behaviors (especially sexual health), and social determinants of health.