SEX IN SENIOR YEAR
During the last 20 years, several studies have left little doubt that seniors have sex well into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. But what quantitative studies canâ€™t always shows is just what senior sex is like- including its pleasure and problems.
Sexual Challenges for seniors
Such physical and psychological problems in relation to sex are not all that unusual among seniors, whose bodies and minds can change dramatically during their 60s and 70s.
Certain medications, such as those used to treat high blood pressure and depression, can reduce libido. So, too, can declining levels of testosterone in both men and women. Nerve damage can impair a manâ€™s ability to get and sustain an erection. And low levels of estrogen can thin and dry a womanâ€™s vaginal tissues, making intercourse uncomfortable.
On the social and religious front, our women believes that after menopause, one should focus more on religious matters and less on sex, which is not good. According to Dr. Ashok Rughani, Consultant Sexologist from Ahmedabad, there is no expiry date for sex. One should always enjoy sex, because happy sex life is very important for happy marriage life and also for happy and healthy life. If you are sexually satisfied, then you always feels good and also you can focus better in your day to day life.
On the emotional front, long-simmering relationship difficulties may dampen desire, as can shame about an aging body. And either partner can suffer a dramatic blow to his or her sex life if the other partner is incapacitated by illness or injury.
Senior Sex Treatment
Many problems that affect senior sexuality can be treated. But studies shows most seniors do not talk about sex with their doctors, perhaps because they were raised to believe such talk is taboo.
It's important to get help if you need it, however. Regular sex keeps circulation flowing to the genitals (which in itself boosts pleasure). It also helps couples survive the ups and downs of long-term relationships
In the case of the elderly couple I counseled, the manâ€™s blood was checked for testosterone level and was given some supplements, to increase his libido. I also coached the couple on ways to enjoy sex without intercourse, and other forms of foreplay, so the man could free himself of some of his performance anxiety.
Sex tips for Seniors
Ask your doctor if your problem has a medical cause- and a solution.
Use lubricants to help with vaginal dryness.
Experiment with foreplay to satisfy unfulfilled desire.
Kick things off with foreplay. Older men need more touching to get an erection and older women need more touching to get lubricated.
Eat healthy foods, control weight, do regular exercise and check with your family doctors or gynecologist or a qualified Sexologist for more advise and information.