When you are older, sex may not be the same as it was in your 20s. However, it can still be a fulfilling experience. There is no need to give up! Many people in their senior years are relatively healthy and desirous of continuing an active life, including an active sex life. Here are some tips to keep the flame burning in your golden years.
To maintain a satisfying sex life, communicate with your partner. Opening up to your partner is a healthy practice in any area of your relationship, but it is the cornerstone to a healthy and satisfying sex life. Set aside some time to be sensual and intimate together. Sharing your thoughts about lovemaking helps your partner understand what you want from them. Try to be as honest as possible about what you’re feeling, both emotionally and physically.
Practice Safe Sex
Practicing safe sex isn’t just for the younger crowd. People of all ages should know how to practice safe sex. Always use a condom when being intimate with a new or different partner. Consult your physician to make sure it is safe to engage in sexual activity and also discuss other options to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases or infections.
Understand testosterone levels and the effect they have on the body. As men age, testosterone levels decline. Most men notice a difference in their sexual response by age 60 to 65. Erections take longer to achieve and may not be as firm. It may take longer to achieve a full erection and to ejaculate. This is common and by discussing this with your physician, he or she may be able to prescribe medication to help out. Adapting to your changing body can help you maintain a healthy and satisfying sex life.
Know Your Limitations and Adapt
Focus on ways to be sexual and intimate that work for you and your partner. Don’t give up. You and your partner can experiment with ways to adapt to your limitations. Try different sexual positions – whatever works for you and your partner to make sex a pleasurable and rich experience.
Take It Slow
It takes longer for men, in their 60s and beyond, to “warm up.” One of the best things about later-life sex is the absence of urgency for both genders. So take it slow. Make warm-up sex last for hours.
Kiss sweetly, fervidly, quickly, slowly, lustfully, hungrily, lightly, deeply. Kissing helps you bond with your partner, so heat up, and revel in the moment.
Play goofy games, invent special words, tease each other and rediscover your childhood together. Laughter is bonding, joyful, ageless ó and very sexy.
Hold Each Other
Holding each other, feeling the warmth and texture of each other’s skin, is one of the sweetest and sexiest parts of making love. The wonderful thing is this can be done before, during, and afterwards. Any time is the right time for being close and enjoying each other.
Many couples still have a very satisfying sex life well past age 60. This is particularly true of those who maintain a higher level of physical and mental health as they grow older. Feeling satisfied with your sex life, whatever your level of sexual activity, is related to what a lot of couples perceive as the quality of their life. Older people are still able to enjoy sex for many years. So, what are you waiting for? Make love, laugh, kiss, and enjoy the warm and wonderful gift of each other.