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Bladder Weakness & Your Sexual Health

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Aside from the obvious day to day disruption, discomfort & embarrassment that Bladder Weakness causes, there are a whole host of other implications that are affecting the confidence & wellbeing of the 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 10 men who experience this condition, every single day. But despite the common nature of Bladder Weakness (it’s more common than hay fever), the majority of sufferers will leave this condition completely untreated, opting for ‘management’ methods such as pads, rather than seeking out solutions.

INNOVO partnered with Sex & Relationships Expert Annabelle Knight to discover the various challenges & embarrassment that UK women are facing with their sex lives as a result of Bladder Weakness to highlight some alarming facts, and share how we can do something about it.

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 altogether
  • 23% saying that Bladder Weakness has led them to have less sex*
  • 27% admitting they never have sex at all*
  • 1 in 10 saying that Bladder Weakness has ruined their sex life completely*

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.

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’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, 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

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! 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 your way.

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 integrated electrodes on the inside of a pair of easy to use shorts. A hand-held controller connects to the shorts and 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**.

Read more about INNOVO for Women

Bladder Weakness can impact on women’s sex lives in a whole host of ways

1 in 3 British Women experience Bladder Weakness.

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