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How Your Sex Life Changes As You Age And What You Can Do About It

Aug 17, 2007
A strong sex life with another person can be very fulfilling, which can leave very positive effects on many areas of your life. It may be true that as you get older, sex may not be the same as it was earlier in life, but many things change along with age. Aging is one of many natural changes, which can affect intimacy, as well as the psychological changes, which accompany it.

Regardless of whether or not you are older or younger, everyone needs intimacy. That fact does not change simply because your age does. Older men, for example, enjoy life including the part of his life, which contains intimate relationships, even if it is not experienced in the same way that it was years ago.

As men get older, they have a harder time achieving an erection. Often when they do get one it is not as hard as preferred, nor will it last as long as preferred. To overcome this, you can try different sexual positions during intercourse positions which feel better to you,, hence helping to overcome the hardships. If it is difficult to maintain an erection and/or difficult to reach an orgasm, you can talk to your doctor, who will help advise you. There are many medications that can help assist you, and your doctor will be able to help decide which is best for you, or help recommend other options for you.

As women get older, most changing takes place during menopause. This is when the production of testosterone and estrogen decrease. At this point, it takes longer for the vagina to swell, and it takes longer and harder to become lubricated. Along with this, the vagina is not as elastic as it once was. An effect like this can be painful when experienced during intercourse. This is especially true when you experience more than one of these effects.

To help accommodate these effects, increase the length of foreplay. This can help encourage natural lubrication, which will make intercourse less painful. If natural lubrication is difficult to achieve, try purchasing a lubricant (but remember that some lubricants can break down the condom). Otherwise, the best treatment for vaginal dryness and non-elasticity seems to be intercourse.

Both male and females have the hormone testosterone regulating their sex drive. As you age, your body goes through changes, which will make it difficult to participate in sex the way you once did. One of these changes is the decreasing of testosterone, which diminishes sex drive, in effect. The fact you cannot participate the way you once did is nothing to be concerned with; in fact, it opens opportunities to try new positions and techniques.

Along with the techniques, you must have the right attitude, because if you think that because you are older, sex will not be as good, it probably won't be. So keep an open mind, stay positive, and try some new things and you will continue to have a satisfying sex life,
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Male Enhancement at http://www.maleenhancementsolution.com
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