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Embracing A Fulfilling Sex Life As We Age

Updated: Aug 6, 2023

As we age, our sexual well-being remains an integral part of a fulfilling and healthy life. Despite society's misconceptions, the desire for intimacy and sexual activity does not diminish in our 50s and 60s ... in fact, it is often quite the opposite!

Physical Health Benefits:

Engaging in regular sexual activity can have positive impacts on physical health, with endless benefits as we hit our 50s and 60s. A roll between the sheets is linked to improved cardiovascular health, including lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease and increased circulation. It can also provide a workout for various muscle groups, enhancing flexibility and promoting overall physical fitness. Furthermore, sex stimulates the release of endorphins - our "happy hormones" - which contribute to pain relief and a sense of well-being.


Emotional Well-being:

Sexuality and emotional well-being are intricately connected. Sex triggers the release of oxytocin which fosters emotional bonding and a sense of closeness with your partner. Regular sexual intimacy makes us feel happy, reduces stress and anxiety, and boosts our overall mood. It can also serve as a form of self-expression, allowing individuals to connect with their own desires, preferences and sense of identity.


Hormonal Balance:

As we age, hormonal changes occur - most notably menopause - which can affect sexual desire and function. But sex can actually promote hormonal balance by increasing the production of oestrogen and testosterone. For post-menopausal women, regular sexual activity has been linked to reduced vaginal dryness, improved lubrication and increased sexual satisfaction. For men, maintaining sexual activity can contribute to erectile function and support overall sexual health. Read our blog post here to explore how menopause impacts our sex life.


Relationship Satisfaction:

A happy, healthy sex life plays a crucial role in maintaining relationship satisfaction, regardless of age. In long-term relationships, sexual activity fosters emotional closeness, strengthens the bond between partners, and promotes overall satisfaction. Engaging in intimate activities encourages open communication, trust, and a deeper understanding of each other's desires and needs. It is important to prioritise sexual well-being as a means of nurturing and sustaining a fulfilling partnership.


Cognitive Health:

Studies suggest that maintaining an active sex life positively impacts our cognitive health and brain function. By increasing blood flow to the brain, it helps reduce the risk of cognitive decline and improve mental acuity. The release of endorphins and other neurochemicals mean improved mood and reduced stress levels, leading to enhanced cognitive functioning. It is important to view sexual well-being as an essential component of overall brain health.


By prioritising sexual intimacy and openly discussing desires and concerns with your partner, you can maintain a vibrant and satisfying sex life well into your later years. Remember, we can be just as sexy in our 50s and 60s than we were in our 20s and 30s ... if not more so! Age does not diminish the importance of sexual well-being; it simply highlights the need to adapt, communicate and explore new ways to experience pleasure and connection.

 

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