What you can do to maintain a healthy and enjoyable sex life as you grow older . 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.
Although most sexually active women in the study were under age 65 , the majority of the women who remained sexually active into their 70s and beyond retained the ability to become aroused, maintain lubrication and achieve orgasm during sex.
A recent study found that the interest of older adults in sex is related to certain psychosocial factors , such as a positive perspective, openness to experimentation, perceived positive or negative relationships, the number of family members in the social network, well-being, personality traits, the characteristics of
Among 45- to 59-year-olds with sexual partners, some 56 percent said they had sexual intercourse once a week or more. Among 60- to 70 -year-olds with partners, 46 percent of men and 38 percent of women have sex at least once a week, as did 34 percent of those 70 or older.
The most common sexual problem in men as they age is erectile dysfunction (ED). In general, the younger a man is, the better his sexual function will be. About 40 % of men are affected by erectile dysfunction at age 40 , and nearly 70% of men are affected by ED by the time they turn 70.
About a quarter of men said that erection problems started between age 50 and 59, and 40 % said they started between age 60 and 69. Having chronic diseases and other risk factors matter with respect to ED, too.
Ladies, if you stop at two, three or even four orgasms while having sex, then it’s the time to realise your real potential. Puzzled? Well, according to a study, seven out of ten women can climax as many as 20 times in a single session .
Sexual frequency did decrease with age for women, although almost a quarter of partnered women over age 70 had sex more than 4 times a week, according to the survey. Even if men and women do have sex more frequently, it doesn’t mean they are happier.
Social conventions make it difficult for older adults to express their sexuality . The systematic review revealed that older adults have the impression that most people assume that they are asexual and thus, they often feel sexually invisible . Society seems to value a sexuality that flourishes in youth and beauty.
Thirty-seven percent of married people over 60 make love once a week or more, and 16 percent make love several times a week, Father Greeley noted in his report, based on two previous surveys involving a total of 5,738 people.