Why have 43% of women said that they aren’t confident when it comes to spending intimate time with their partner?

What is the reason behind 1 in 10 women saying their sex life is ruined completely? The issue quite simply, and quite surprisingly, Bladder Weakness. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to discuss & raise awareness of this issue, highlight the facts, and share with you how we can do something about it.

Last year we teamed up with Sex & Relationship expert Annabelle Knight to discover the various challenges and embarrassment that women are facing with their sex lives. A survey we conducted found that women over 40 suffering from Bladder Weakness are looking for ways to avoid intimacy in the bedroom with:

  • 30% making up ‘sex-cuses’ to avoid sex altogether1
    23% saying that Bladder Weakness has led them to have less sex1
  • 23% saying that Bladder Weakness has led them to have less sex1
  • 27% admitting they never have sex at all1
  • 1 in 10 saying that Bladder Weakness has ruined their sex life completely1

Bladder Weakness can impact on women’s sex lives in a whole host of ways, but generally, women will experience a loss of sensation as well as embarrassing & unpredictable leaks during sex, which can have a big impact on their confidence and sexual appetite.

“While sex is an important part of a healthy relationship, it also has many positive physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits including helping you to lead a healthy life, strengthening the immune system, alleviating stress, burning calories and lowering blood pressure – among other benefits!” says Annabelle Knight. So, whether you are in a long-term relationship or one that’s just starting out, sex is an important factor to consider for your overall health, so don’t let Bladder Weakness get in the way this Valentine’s Day.

The research we conducted also highlighted the serious struggles that menopausal women in particular face, in the bedroom with 30% saying that menopause had impacted their sex life due to accompanying incontinence, and 50% saying that it had impacted their confidence when it comes to being intimate with a partner.1

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

With 1 in 3 women suffering from Bladder Weakness every single day, it is far from being an uncommon problem. But it is treatable. That’s where INNOVO can help.

INNOVO non-invasively treats the root cause of Bladder Weakness – your weak pelvic floor, by sending targeted impulses to the entire pelvic floor muscles via a set of pain-free conductive gel pads, adhered to your thighs & buttocks. A hand-held controller allows you to vary the intensity and frequency of the stimulations - increase the intensity in each session and feel your entire pelvic floor lifting and releasing! Use INNOVO for 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week for up to 12 weeks in the comfort & privacy of your home. See results in as little as 4 weeks**.

Posted by: INNOVO Team, 05 February 2018

1 3Gem, 2,000 respondents, British Women [August 2017]

2 Soeder S, et al, A randomised, controlled, double-blind, clinical study to compare two neuromuscular stimulator devices in female stress urinary incontinence: Effects on symptoms and quality of life. IUGA Conference 2018

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