It’s common for your sex drive to slow down when you get older. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop having sex completely. Here’s how to keep the passion alive live when you get older. Sure, a 20 year old has a sex drive that seems impossible to satisfy. You can remember those times. Although your sex drive is not the same it was when you were younger, you can still have a wonderful, active, healthy sex life later in life.
1. Communicate : It’s important you always keep the lines of communication open. Don’t be afraid to talk to your partner. Make time to have intimacy and/or sex. Being intimate doesn’t mean you have to have intercourse. Talk to your spouse or partner and tell them about what pleases you. Ask them to do the things you like. One thing’s for sure, when we reach a certain age, we know our bodies better than before. It’s also at this time in our lives when we are the most comfortable in our skin. Talk to your partner and be honest about what you’re going through both emotionally and physically.
2. Medications : As we get older, our body starts to do some weird things. Our knees hurt, our knees didn’t hurt before. We have difficulty with other pains associated with getting older and after visiting a doctor, a prescription for medication could be a solution. There are certain prescriptions that can reduce your libido and as a result, decreasing your desire to have sex. If you experience side effects, be sure to talk to your doctor about the problems you are experiencing and the possibility of changing medications.
3. We’re Different : It’s not uncommon for one spouse or partner to have a higher sex drive than the other. This is usually the time when couples get into a rut or a routine where the same partner is the one who initiates sex or there isn’t any sex at all. If you avoid sex, you’re making a mistake. If your partner is the one who is always initiating intimacy, take the initiative to initiate sex. If you are concerned about upsetting your partner, you can discuss your situation in the first person. “I’m sorry I haven’t been initiating sex. It’s not that I don’t want it, I do. I’d like to …” Tell your partner what you’d like to do or what you’d like them to do to you. Be understanding. Keep the communication open.
4. Changes in a Woman : As a women enters the menopause phase, there’s a reason their sex drive starts to decline. The estrogen in a woman’s body decreases, leading to reduced libido and possibly vaginal dryness. In addition women who are going through menopause, their bodies are changing. Some women experience weight gain, hot flashes and turbulent emotional periods. For these reasons, a woman can feel like she is not as desirable as she once was. To spark the enthusiasm again try some new lingerie or even a little kamasutra.
5. A Man’s Change in Life : Men too have a change in life when they reach a certain age. A man’s testosterone plays a crucial role in their sex lives. When the testosterone level is at the highest level in a man’s teenage years, it declines as they get older. Many men notice a change in their sex drive when they reach 60 years old. It might take them longer to have an erection, an inability to stay erect, and a difficult time to reach an ejaculation. Having an erection with aging men is a problem. Think about the relentless ads on TV promoting drugs for this condition. There are medications a man can take to help with sustain erections. As a woman, you can be patient and take the time necessary to help your main reach a full erection. If getting an erection and/or keeping it is a problem in your sexual relationship, you might want to consider visiting a doctor.
6. What’s Passed is in the Past : Some people are unable to let go of the past. They remember how it was when they were in the prime of their lives and able to get aroused by simply watching a beautiful woman scantily dressed. It’s time to let the past go. You can have a healthy sex life in your older years. It takes time, communication, and understanding and accepting that our bodies change.