Researching online, I see references to "lack of sexual desire" as a symptom of menopause. Are there physical symptoms? i.e. tightening of the vaginal canal, so having sex is sheer pain? This is something I have been experiencing over the past year. It's a very physical issue - more than simply a mental lack of interest. I don't have other symptoms, but I am the right age (48). Is this a symptom/result of menopause?