As you age, your body goes through many changes – emotionally, mentally, physically, and physiologically. Maybe you wear glasses when you didn’t years ago. Maybe you need more or even fewer hours of sleep compared to your younger years. Or maybe you find you can’t eat the same foods you once loved and enjoyed.
Another significant change that comes with age is an altered libido. Maybe you enjoy more sex, have sex less often, or maybe you’re not interested in sex at all.
Women, in particular, have a unique sexual experience. For many of their years, their sexuality is fueled by their biological clocks. But if you’re past your reproductive years, you may find yourself with a lack of libido.
Here are four common changes to libido that occur as you age and what you can do about them.
4 Changes to Libido
Low libido: There are many causes of low libido that don’t have to do with age. Maybe you aren’t satisfied sexually, or you could have an underlying condition that could be negatively impacting your libido. To address these concerns, you may need to talk to your doctor to run tests. They will help you uncover the underlying condition. You should also speak more openly with your partner about your needs.
Painful intercourse: You could be emotionally closed off, which can make your body react in ways that make sex less pleasurable. If your emotions are to blame, then uncovering why you feel a certain way can help you be more relaxed when the time comes.
Lack of lubrication: With hormonal changes comes an increased risk of dryness and other complications, which can make sex painful. If dryness is the problem, then speaking to your doctor can help find you a solution.
Difficulty having an orgasm: Not being able to achieve orgasm can be a result of many different factors. Having certain health conditions or being on certain medications could reduce the likelihood of orgasm. Being emotionally unattached could lower the chances of orgasm as well. You may need to speak to your partner, counselor, or doctor to help uncover the underlying causes preventing you from reaching orgasm.