As people get older, they might not have as much sex as they used to. And it’s not that they don’t want to, or they aren’t thinking about it. There seems to be more difficulty turning it into action.
Sex offers many health benefits that can be very helpful for older folks, so it might be worthwhile to start getting down to business.
Age, of course, can complicate things. For most, sex is something that kind of drifts away from life. But surveys suggest people in the 65+ cohort think about sex and want sex. They just have a hard time talking about their concerns and feelings to partners and doctors.
A sex life is salvageable at any age. In fact, it might even be better.
How? Well, men are better at controlling their ejaculation, and women don’t have to worry about pregnancy. Everybody wins!
There are also several health benefits to be had from a better sex life. For one, sex is linked to better heart health. It’s a good exercise that gets the blood flowing, and it’s a lot more pleasurable than going for a run.
It may also benefit mental health. DHEA, a hormone that helps with cognitive function, is released during sex. Oxytocin, a feel-good hormone, is also released during sex.
Of course, the benefits don’t negate the complications. Physical health conditions that are common with age, like heart conditions or diabetes, may limit desire and ability. And of course, age-related realities like menopause and andropause can impact sex lives.
This is where a healthy lifestyle, diet, and modern medicine can help out. A healthy diet and active lifestyle can improve energy levels, contribute to weight loss, and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Hormone replacement therapy can be great for women, and men may see some benefits, as well. Men, of course, can use Viagra or other ED drugs.
Getting a cream form of Viagra can be useful for women. It can be made at a compound pharmacy and applied to the clitoral area to enhance sensitivity. It takes about 40 minutes to kick in, but it is beneficial with no side effects when it does.
Don’t let yourself grow out of sex. Enjoy its benefits and fulfill your desires, and you’ll be glad you did.