Are you over 40 and feels that you are not getting enough of your sex life? Do you wonder why you want less sex as you get older?
Studies have it that sex is a good form of exercise for older people as it helps them to burn fat, reduces stress, improve heart health and also boost metabolism. It is not true that older people do not enjoy sex as they get older, healthy sex life can be rewarding and satisfying at any age.
It is not out of order to have your sexual desire decrease with age. However, this vary with individuals. For most women, their sexual desire decreases three times more than men either due to relationship breakdowns, health problems and ultimately decreasing hormone (oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone) levels.
There are few other changes in post menopausal women such as vaginal dryness that can cause painful sexual intercourse, and low libido but advisable to seek your doctors advice if you experience this.
Some drugs including antidepressants, antihistamines and blood pressure medicines have side effects that can cause erectile dysfunction in men. Male hormone testosterone (responsible for boosting sexual desire, sperm production and muscle mass) levels decline with age leading to loss of interest in sex, erection, and depression.
Studies have it that some people over the age category of 45-50 somehow do not feel satisfied and wished that they could go back to their youthful age when they had so much energy and fire burning inside them. As you grow older, your sexual response would slow down but it is no problem that you definitely are out of your game.
The following tips will help you enjoy sex while you age.
- Check if you have accompanying symptoms of low sex hormones with your doctor.
- Focus more on longer foreplay with your partner.
- Have lubricants and hormone creams handy for dryness.
- Stay Healthy. Have your health checked regularly. Check with your doctor and pharmacists on side effects of your regular medication.
- Eat fruits and vegetables to help you with your blood circulation.
- Manage stress as stress can increase heart rate and blood pressure.
- Engage in less strenuous exercise.
- Bad habits such as alcohol, smoking can affect your sex life. Minimise alcohol consumption and quit smoking.
- Low fat fortified with vitamin D can help with bones.
- Communicate with your partner on your fears, and desires.
- Stay safe, practice safe sex if you have multiple partners and seek help if you are risk of sexually transmitted infection.
It is also important to know that your intimacy and connection with your partner as you get older is key to overcoming a low sex drive as you age. Take the pressure off penetrative intercourse, explore variety of erotic pleasure and connectedness. Find out from each other what works best for you. Your sexual wellbeing is equally important, keep you passion alive!
PHARMAHEALTHTALK HEALTHY TIPS ARE NOT REPLACEMENT FOR ANY MEDICAL PLAN ALREADY IN PLACE BY YOUR DOCTOR. ALWAYS SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR