Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert seniorplanet.
My partner is 74 and I am We are old friends, both having lost our spouses to dementia, and have moved in together. We are now enjoying each other's company and our sex life.
Katy Thorn October 31, Youth may be wasted on the young, but sex is for people of all ages. Even though intimacy takes different forms and meaning as we age, it can be just as satisfying — and the great benefits of a healthy sex life are just the icing on an already pretty delicious cake.
You're feeling great. You're enjoying sex, just as you always do: the closeness, the give and take, the heat. But now you'd like to finish — and it ain't happenin'.
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.
As if to demonstrate that every silver lining has a cloud, researchers in the US have shown that older men who enjoy frequent sex raise their chances of developing heart problems. But the same was not seen for older women, who appeared to suffer no ill-effects from a robust sex life, and tended to have lower blood pressure when they found sex highly enjoyable. Men in their late 50s to mids who indulged in sexual activity once a week or more had twice the risk of heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular conditions over the next five years, compared with men who went without, the researchers found.
Sexuality in older age concerns the sexual drivesexual activityinterests, orientation, intimacy, self-esteem, behaviors, and overall sexuality of people in middle age and old ageand the social perceptions concerning sexuality in older age. Older people engage in a variety of sexual acts from time to time for a variety of reasons. Desire for intimacy does not disappear with age, yet there are many restrictions placed on the elderly preventing sexual expressions and discouraging the fulfillment of sexual needs.
Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert seniorplanet. My husband and I are in our late 60s.
Sex, intimacy and emotional warmth are important parts of life throughout all ages. Older adults can expect changes in their aging bodies, but by no means does this take pleasurable and fulfilling sex off the table. Men and women can both experience enjoyable sex by embracing how their bodies have changed, overcoming emotional obstacles to intimacy, and getting a little playful in the bedroom.
Where is it written that we can no longer have intense, wild sex as we get older? A lifetime of experience—and years of shared intimacy for long-term couples—can lead you to intensely passionate sex. You may just want to keep a few concepts and positions in mind. Many over 60 prefer sexual positions that ease the pressure on their joints and shift focus to mutual satisfaction and away from intense physical stamina.