Seniors sex is a landscape of change. Men experience lower testosterone levels as they age, resulting in differences in the bedroom.
An avid and fulfilling sex life isn’t something that’s restricted to the young. Really, it’s for the young at heart.
As you age, you may feel less inclined to continue engaging in sexual intercourse, or feel simply unable to do it. You know your body best, but the fact is that if you are in overall good health, there’s no reason to lead a boring sex life if you don’t really want to.
For women, knowing how to adapt to a changing body can be helpful, as well as for men.
So, what’s “normal” and something that everyone else is possibly dealing with as well?
Here are three things that change for men, when it comes to sex as you age, according to the experts:
1) Shorter Orgasms
As men age, testosterone levels go down in the body, resulting in many changes, including this one. The peak is still achievable, but it can last for a shorter period of time.
2) A Need for More Stimulation
Hey, it’s a great excuse for more loving attention, right? More life experience can mean that it takes a bit more stimulation to obtain and maintain an erection. Plan for a longer investment, and reassure your partner that it’s normal (if they’re in doubt).
3) Less Semen
Age can make sex less messy. Men often find that they eject less semen as they get older, and that it comes with less force.
4) Changing Health
If you’re already in your later years, this is no news flash. As you age, the chances of developing certain conditions rises, and if you do develop something like heart problems, you know that it can affect your sex life. You may feel less comfortable having sex, and your medication may make it more difficult.
With that in mind, here’s some advice from the brains at the Mayo Clinic:
“Your health can have a big impact on your sex life and sexual performance. Poor health or chronic health conditions, such as heart disease or arthritis, make sex and intimacy more challenging. Certain surgeries and many medications, such as blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants and acid-blocking drugs, can affect sexual function.
But don’t give up. You and your partner can experiment with ways to adapt to your limitations.”
Consult your doctor about your concerns regarding sex as you age, and feel reassured you’re doing the right thing.
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