Sexual health is a crucial part of your lifestyle at any stage of life and the lust for affinity is timeless. You are 40 plus now, while sexual desire may not be the same as it was in your 20s, it can still be very satisfying. First of all you need to discover which aspects of your sexual health are likely to change with your age and how you and your partner can adapt.
Sex and aging
Are sex and aging significantly correlated? Is it like water and oil? No! Many aged person impulse and enjoy an active sex life. Even they have active interest in sexual intercourse, as well as fulfillment with the frequency and quality of sexual intercourse, so your sexual life is positively associated with your health in later life. So don’t be anxious by thinking your sexual life is over.
Naturally, there are some constrains when it comes to sex and aging. Your physical changes, illness, disabilities and some medicines can make your sexual life challenging or difficult to enjoy sex. Despite, thousand of resources are available over the internet and in hard copy to aged people to assist them achieve an enjoyable sex life. Consult with a doctor and don’t be shy when telling your difficulties.
The key factor
Communication is the major key for an enjoyable sexual life. Talk to your partner, set apart time to be hedonistic and sexually together. Share your lovemaking thoughts and desires with your partner, when spending private time. Help your partner to understand your thoughts and what do you want for him/her. Be honest to your partner, express your physical and emotional feelings to him/her.
Have safe sex
You should know, what is safe sex? No matter, what is your age? If you’re having physical intimacy with a new or different partner use condom. You need to consult with a doctor regularly to protect yourself from any types of sexually transmitted diseases. A person in a long term relationship with single partner usually don’t have the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and they don’t need to worry about other protection. However, if you have any doubt about your partner sexual practice, it is better to use a condom.
How ageing change men’s sexual health?
Man’s sexual health usually dominated by a hormone called testosterone, it plays a crucial role in his sexual experience. This hormonal level varies from person to person. Usually, aged men tend to have lower testosterone hormone levels than any younger men. The testosterone levels begins to decline gradually throughout adulthood, around 1% every year after 30 years on average. As a man become older, the penis may take more time to become erect and erections may not be as resistant. Usually, it take more time to achieve full arousal and to have orgasmic and ejaculatory experiences when a person become aged. That’s why, erectile dysfunction becomes more common after 40 years. Various over the counter medications are available in different drug store to aids men achieve an adequate erection for sexual intercourse.
How ageing change women’s sexual health?
When a woman become aged, she approach gradually to menopause. Female sexual hormone called estrogen levels begin decrease, it may lead to vaginal dryness and slower sexual arousal. During the menopause emotional changes are t more common in women, they become angry or feel anxiety. Some women may enjoy sex more without worrying about getting pregnant, while others feel less sexually desirable with the natural occurring changes in their body shape and size.
Can medical conditions affect your sexual health?
Yes! When any disease or condition can affect your general health, then why not your sexual health? Such diseases are diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal problems, depression or anxiety and the medications to treat them, can affect your sexual health seriously and pose provocations to being sexually active. For instance, high blood pressure can affect a man’s ability to become aroused and also the medications used to treat hypertension are blamable. Also, any surgical procedure, which affects your pelvis and central nervous system may have significant impact on your sexual response.
Medications for your sexual health
Some medications can suppress your sexual reactions, including your sexual desire and your body’s capacity to become aroused for sexual intercourse or have an orgasm. Before taking any certain medication, ask your doctor about the side effects. Your doctor may prescribe you a different medication with fewer sexual side effects. Otherwise, he can add any additional medications that reduces sexual side effects.