Between decreased libido, physical challenges and erectile dysfunction, sexual activity in senior years is not without its challenges. But time between the sheets over 50 can be just as exciting as it is in youth, according to experts. In fact, many seniors say they explore their sexuality even more in their later years of life and remain sexually able, interested and active.
As you age, sex isn't the same as it was in your 20s — but it can still be satisfying. Contrary to common myths, sex isn't just for the young. Many seniors continue to enjoy their sexuality into their 80s and beyond.
Or so it seems. Many of us are having sex. A study of 27, women found that 45 percent in their 60s and 28 percent in their 70s were sexually active.
Yes, it's absolutely true: As a senior, sex can be a wonderful part of your life. You can experience the special kind of vitality and satisfaction that lovemaking provides. So don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise.
The need for intimacy is ageless. And studies now confirm that no matter what your gender, you can enjoy sex for as long as you wish. Naturally, sex at 70 or 80 may not be like it is at 20 or 30—but in some ways it can be better.
My wife and I have been together almost 40 years. Age, changing bodies and surviving prostate cancer have forced us to change and reconsider old sexual practices. We used to enjoy long sessions that included oral, touching and intercourse in various positions, but now discomfort and irritation cuts intercourse short for her.
Contrary to what many young people think, older adults are having sex and, according to recent studies, plenty of it. For those of us of a certain age, this isn't new information. Our sex lives have hummed along well enough, thank you very much, thanks to our many years of experience.
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