The senior years often bring a new bloom to people's sex lives as they make the most of the extra time and energy to enjoy moments of intimacy. Here are some tips to make sure you have a great sex life as a senior.
Take your time
As you get older, you might find that it takes your body a little longer to get to a state of full arousal. However, this doesn't need to be a problem if you can spend more time on foreplay and intimacy with your partner. Experiment with making love at different times, as many people find that the morning is a better time to get sexual, as they are not yet tired from the day. This can be ideal for seniors who don't have to get up to look after children or get to work by a certain time and can spend the whole morning in bed.
Some people find that they as they get older it can be hard to maintain the same positions that they enjoyed in their youth. If you find that your hips are no longer as flexible as they used to be or that you feel weaker in other joints, it can be worth heading into a sex store to explore the aids that they have on offer. Often a well-placed cushion wedge or harness can help to keep you in the position you want without placing too much load on the joints.
Chat with the doctor
If you are single and ready to mingle, it can be a good idea to talk to your doctor to discuss sensible sexual-health precautions. For seniors who are re-partnering after the death of a loved partner or separating after a long-term monogamous relationship, the sexual landscape may have moved a lot since their last period of single life. A doctor can recommend you some sensible resources to support your sexual health and advice if you find that you are having difficulty in getting aroused or maintaining an erection during intercourse. Look for a doctor with a specific expertise in geriatric sexual health to get targeted advice to help you.
Entering the senior years can often be a great chance to have a new and vibrant sexual chapter of your life. Be sure to ask your doctor for help and sexual-health advice if sexual difficulty is a new development for you.