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.
By Jane Ridley. March 27, pm Updated March 27, pm. The couple — ages 81 and 79, respectively — are fully committed to getting the best out of their love life to help nurture and sustain their nearly six-decades-long marriage.
According to research published online on December 13,in the journal Sexual Medicinefrequent sexual activity can mean a more enjoyable life for older adults. Both men and women who reported any type of sexual activity in the previous year indicated greater happiness than people who did not. The study set out to investigate possible associations between sexual activity, problems, and concerns, and how those factors might influence well-being in older adults.
Most Americans define sex as intercourse. The old in-and-out can be great fun, sure, but it also tends to frustrate many older couples. Even when aided by erection medication, older men may have difficulty accomplishing it. And even with the help of a lubricant, older women may experience pain during it.
The need for intimacy is ageless. And studies now confirm that no matter what your gender, you can enjoy sex for as long as you wish. Naturally, sex at 70 or 80 may not be like it is at 20 or 30—but in some ways it can be better.
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.
Your sex life will change as your body ages. These changes can be addressed and you can have healthy, satisfying sex your entire life. By communicating with your partner, taking care of your health, and maintaining a good emotional perspective, your sex life can grow even richer over the years.
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.
A new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine indicates that sexual activity is associated with improved wellbeing amongst older adults, measured through higher enjoyment of life scores. It found that older men and women who reported any type of sexual activity in the previous 12 months had a higher life enjoyment score than those who were not sexually active. For older women, a greater frequency of kissing, petting, and fondling was associated with a higher enjoyment of life, as was feeling emotionally close to their partner during sex.