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How bladder weakness can affect your sex life

Sex and relationship expert Annabelle Knight has partnered with INNOVO® to raise awareness around the challenges and embarrassment that women face with their sex lives while suffering from bladder weakness.

INNOVO® conducted some research to coincide with Menopause Awareness Month (September 2017), and found that women over 40 suffering with bladder weakness are worried about intimacy in the bedroom, with 30% making up ‘sex-cuses’ to avoid sex altogether*.

The research has also highlighted the serious struggles that menopausal women in particular face in the bedroom. 30% of women said that menopause had impacted their sex life due to accompanying incontinence and half of menopausal women said that it’s impacted their confidence when it comes to being intimate with a partner*.

As well as dealing with hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, you may also have to deal with the decrease or loss of your sex drive due to depleted oestrogen and testosterone levels within your body. This can leave many couples struggling to readjust to their new sexual dynamic”, Annabelle Knight




of women over 40 with bladder weakness admit they never have sex*


say that bladder weakness has led them to less sex*


say that bladder weakness has ruined their sex life completely*

Sound familiar?

Don't worry you’re not alone. 1 in 3 women just like you suffer from bladder weakness and experience its implications in all areas of life, every single day. But you don’t have to put up with it, there is a solution available.

We asked Annabelle...

Why are you fronting this campaign with INNOVO®?

“Through working with INNOVO® I’ve discovered the huge impact that bladder weakness is having on the sex lives of women all across the UK – whether married, single or in a relationship, it is causing many women to refrain from having sex altogether.

 Not only is sex an important part of a healthy relationship, it can also help you lead a healthy life, strengthening the immune system, alleviating stress, burning calories and lowering blood pressure – among other benefits! On a more social side, INNOVO® helps women to maintain a happy and healthy life outside of the bedroom as well” 

What is INNOVO® and how can it help?

Bladder weakness is caused by a weakened pelvic floor, which is often the result of childbirth, menopause, high impact exercise or general ageing. INNOVO® is a clinically proven, non-invasive pelvic floor exerciser, which safely and effectively activates and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles to treat leaks. Those that can activate their pelvic floor in this way may experience increased sexual satisfaction and even more
intense orgasms!

Find out more about INNOVO®

Real Users. Real Success Stories.

Life-changing sounds pretty dramatic, doesn’t it? But for many of our users, it’s true. A life leak-free has made all the difference.

Harriett - Getting back to the real me

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Restore the floor, restore your confidence

Don’t be a spectator. Don’t let anything hold you back. Get involved and get on with the everyday. Be ready for everything with INNOVO®, the clinically-proven, non-invasive treatment for bladder weakness.

Why is your pelvic floor so important?

Where is my pelvic floor? What can cause the muscle to weaken and how can I build up a strong pelvic floor? Our short video explains everything.

A bit about Annabelle

Annabelle Knight is one of the UK's most well-known and respected sex, relationship, dating and body language experts. She is a certified couple's counsellor, a published author and has also developed her own range of sex toys. Find out more about Annabelle at

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You’ve probably got questions about INNOVO®. Like, does it hurt? (Short answer: No, but it might tingle a bit at first.) Whatever your question, whatever’s on your mind, our INNOVO® experts are on hand to help. Email us at, use our Live Chat service or call us on 0800 028 5687 (it’s free).

*3Gem, 2,000 respondents, British Women [August 2017]

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