There’s a lot of “Oh, I heard that…” when talking about libido, bedroom performance, or sex, especially in the old age. It seems that we hold on to so many different beliefs regarding sex that it is often hard to tell what is true and what’s a myth. Sometimes though, these myths can be very misleading and even harmful. In these cases, it’s important to know the facts to continue enjoying an active sex life regardless of your age.
Below you will uncover some common myths about sex that you are probably believing – but shouldn’t really.
Oysters are an aphrodisiac: Many believe that oysters, along with strawberries and chocolate, are aphrodisiac – something that stimulates sexual desire. Unfortunately, there isn’t much scientific evidence to support these claims. Although you may be thinking that after you consume oysters you feel “in the mood,” it may have more to do with the romantic setting and alcohol kicking in.
Women’s libido decreases after menopause: Although some postmenopausal women may experience a decreased desire, it isn’t safe to say that all women will lose their interest in sex. About 50 percent of postmenopausal women do not report changes in their libido. (Hidden secret to women’s aging health.)
Not being into sex is a sign of a low libido: Not so fast! Just because you don’t want to have sex with your partner isn’t necessarily a sign of a low libido. Relationship happiness and overall relationship dynamics play a large role in shaping your sexual desire, so if there is tension between you and your partner you may not be up to having sex with them – but it doesn’t mean that you are not interested in sex overall. If this is the case, you may have to focus more on your relationship to try reigniting the spark.
Now that you know the truth behind these common libido myths you can focus on the task at hand – enjoying a healthy and active sex life!