In this day and age people are living longer and healthier lives, and many older people are still enjoying sexually fulfilling lives. In the next two blogs, I will be looking at some queries regarding sexuality and intimacy in older age.
- Sex often tends to be viewed as something younger people do, but don’t let that belief affect you, even though sex and sexuality is different as we grow older, it does not mean it is less pleasurable.
- As we age, the body goes through different changes, some of which have natural effects on our sexuality. What you need to keep in mind, is that sex is not only about penetration, often couples find different ways to stimulate each other sexually and keep the passion going. Communication around sexual fantasies and desires, reading erotic novels together, experimenting with something you never did when you were younger are just some of the ways you can maintain sexual interest.
- Some issues faced by women as they age, is the fact that when estrogen levels drop during menopause, the walls of the vagina will become less lubricated, thinner and less elasticated. It is important to be aware that this might cause pain, but it can be avoided by using appropriate lubrication for example.
We will continue to look at some queries in the next blog.
Dana Scicluna Azar is a relationship and sex advisor at willingness. She offers therapy to both individuals and couples. She can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit her profile on: http://willingness.com.mt/team/dana-azar-scicluna/