5 Facts About Sex You Must Know As You Grow Old

Right from the color of your hair, to the elasticity of your skin, your body undergoes many changes as you become older. When there are so many changes already, even your sex life is not going to be the same. While some things become better, other factors can make you want your youth back.

While some things become better, other factors can make you want your youth back. The changes in your body and insufficient sleep can make it difficult to be sexually aroused or get an orgasm, and some women find it difficult to cope with their appearance. Low levels of testosterone in the body can lead to muscle weakness, fatigue, and depression. Despite this, many older people have an increased sexual satisfaction and a very good sex life.

Facts About Sex You Must Know As You Grow Old

Here are 5 things no one would tell you about sex as you get older:

1. Sex Becomes More Satisfying

Sex Becomes More Satisfying with age

While

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you may feel that sex becomes boring as you grow older, sex actually gets better and more satisfying with age.

A study found that sexually active older women had an increased sexual satisfaction with age. Despite low sexual desire in old age, they had frequent arousal and orgasm. Additionally, even though sexual satisfaction increases with age, it does not require sexual activity.1

2. Insufficient Sleep Affects Sex

With age, Insufficient Sleep Affects Sex

As you age, it becomes difficult to get a sound and undisturbed sleep. Low total testosterone levels are associated with less healthy sleep in older men.2 These low levels of testosterone can have negative

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effects on your sex life as it reduces sex drive, and is linked to erectile dysfunction.

Also, the reduction in sex-drive hormone due to lack of sleep can also affect women, as their bodies also produce small quantities of testosterone.

3. Experience Makes It Better

Experience Makes Sex Better

With age comes experience. As you age, you know what to do and what to avoid. Although it may take more time to be sexually aroused and get an orgasm, it is still better as women are involved with an experienced man who knows what he is doing.

4. Pressure To Look Good Increases

Pressure To Look Good Increases with age

No man or woman looks younger with age. Wrinkles will show up at some point. As you grow older, the pressure to look good increases, especially in women. Unless you are up for surgeries, there is nothing one can

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really do about it.

Expecting yourself to look attractive will certainly affect your confidence and your sex life in turn. Focussing on the other aspects of sex can always satisfy you and your partner better, irrespective of your age.

5. Pelvic Floor Muscles Weaken

Pelvic Floor Muscles Weaken with age

Pelvic floor muscles are important for sexual function in both men and women. While in women, it is linked to sexual arousal and orgasm. In men, it is important for erectile function and ejaculation.

Strong pelvic floor muscles can improve sexual function.3 Unfortunately, in women, the pelvic floor muscles can become weaker with age due to the lower estrogen levels, that also affects sex drive and vaginal moisture. Exercises that focus on these muscles can help you strengthen them.

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