What to do to maintain a healthy and enjoyable sex life as you get older.
As you age, sex isn't the same as when you were 20, but it can still be satisfying. Contrary to common myths, sex isn't just for young people. Many older people continue to enjoy their sexuality into their 80s and beyond. A healthy sex life not only fulfills, but also benefits other aspects of your life, including your physical health and self-esteem.
What are the changes that can impact you?
As men age, testosterone levels decline and changes in sexual function are common. These physiological changes may include: • A need for more stimulation to achieve and maintain an erection and orgasm • Shorter orgasms • Less forceful ejaculation with less semen• Longer time needed to achieve another erection after ejaculation You may feel some anxiety about these changes, but remember that they don't have to end your sexual pleasure.
Your body can adapt and help you maintain a healthy and satisfying sex life. For example, you may need to adjust your sex routine to include more stimulation to get aroused.
Sex and top health issues
Your health can have a big impact on your sex life and sexual performance. Ill health or chronic conditions, such as heart disease or arthritis, make sex and intimacy more difficult. Certain surgeries and many medications, such as blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants, and acid-blocking medications, can affect sexual function. But don't give up. You and your partner can experiment with ways that suit your limitations. For example, if you're worried about having sex after a heart attack, talk to your doctor about your concerns. If arthritis pain is a problem, try different sexual positions or try using heat to relieve joint pain before or after sexual activity.
How to raise age-related sexuality problems?
Sex life may not be the same for you or your partner as it was when you were younger. But sex and intimacy can continue to be a rewarding part of your life.
Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy and enjoyable sex life:
– Chat with your partner. Even though it is difficult to talk about sex, to openly share your needs, but it is very important. – Consult your doctor: Your doctor can help you manage chronic conditions and medications that affect your sex life. If you have trouble maintaining an erection, ask your doctor about treatments. – See a sex therapist: A therapist may be able to help you and your partner. – Develop your definition of sex: some gestures can help (touching, kissing, caressing…) other contacts can be enriching for you and your partner. – Adapt your routine. Simple changes can improve your sex life. Change the time of your intercourse to a time when you have the most energy. Try it in the morning, when you're refreshed with sleep after a good night's sleep rather than at the end of a long day. – Try a new sex position or explore other ways to connect romantically and sexually
One last tip for maintaining a healthy sex life: Take care of yourself. Eat a healthy diet, stay active, don't drink too much alcohol, and don't smoke or use illegal drugs. See your doctor regularly, especially if you have any chronic health conditions.