As you get older, your ability [in that area] decreases, and you begin to worry: Is it time to say goodbye to sex from now on?
In fact, in the view of doctors, keeping an open mind, adapting to changes in body functions, and actively and reasonably coping with them, even if they enter the twilight of life, they can still enjoy a life of sexual happiness.
As you get older, do you have these sexual troubles?
1. Erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, commonly known as impotence, is one of the most common sexual problems among middle-aged and elderly men.
Coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other common chronic diseases in the elderly will increase the risk of erectile dysfunction.
What to do:
When the blood supply to the penis is insufficient, the erection cannot be maintained in a hard state.
At present, the principle of the drugs on the market to help erection is to increase the blood supply to the penis, but because they are all prescription drugs, they need to consult a doctor for medication after going to the hospital for diagnosis. If the drugs are useless, the doctor will seek other treatment schemes.
2. Vaginal dryness
Women’s menopause is usually between 45 and 55 years old.
Due to changes in hormone levels, not only sexual desire may decline, but also vaginal dryness and insufficient lubrication may occur, which will cause pain.
What to do:
Hormone therapy, lubricants and condoms with lubricants will help. If there is abnormal vaginal bleeding, please consult a doctor at the hospital as soon as possible.
3. Effects of surgery and medication
As you get older, you will inevitably have various serious and minor diseases that require surgery or drug treatment, and some treatment methods may indeed affect your sexual life.
What to do:
After the operation, you can consult a doctor and resume your sex life when what is back. Only when the body returns to a healthy state can it enjoy sex better.
Some drugs, such as antidepressants, antihypertensive drugs and anticoagulants, will affect the quality of sexual life.
However, do not stop or change drugs without authorization. Please consult a doctor to find out the reason and adjust the medication plan.
Five Suggestions for Maintaining Sexual Happiness
Step 1 Quit smoking and drinking
Smoking can lead to erectile dysfunction, and 12 million people in China suffer from impotence due to smoking.
Moreover, smoking increases people’s risk of lung cancer, heart disease, myocardial infarction and other diseases, so quit if you can.
Many people think that alcohol can help sex, but in fact, drinking too much is very difficult to get what they want.
After drinking a lot of alcohol, men’s erectile ability will be significantly reduced. Moreover, alcohol is not conducive to cardiovascular health, and people with cardiovascular diseases have a greater risk of erectile dysfunction.
Step 2 Relax
Under pressure, it is difficult for both men and women to have [sexual] interest.
Stress can affect many functions of the body and also affect our sexual experience.
Children have their own lives and don’t need to worry too much about them. Leave more time for yourself, keep regular exercise and get enough sleep. All these can help you relax better and ask professionals for help when necessary.
Step 3 Don’t worry
As you get older, you may be very concerned about how you look, what you look like in the eyes of your other half, and how you behave in bed.
These worries may make you more reluctant to have intimate contact and are a heavy burden on sexual happiness and intimate relationships.
You can try to caress each other with your partner in the dark, which may make both parties feel more secure and feel less inferior to their bodies.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Although we can’t stop the traces left by time on our bodies, time also enables us to know more about our bodies, the bodies of our partners, and how to better cooperate with each other.
Step 4: Managing Weight
No matter what age you are at, you should manage your weight through exercise and diet.
Obesity brings not only the problem of insufficient self-confidence, but also the real impact on sexual function:
- Obesity will affect men’s sexual desire and erection, overweight is also related to hypertension and arteriosclerosis, these factors will reduce penis blood flow; For women, obesity will also bring about the problem of blood flow obstruction. When the blood vessels leading to the clitoris become narrow, women’s sexual needs and desires will also weaken.
Step 5 Be safe
As you get older, a safe and healthy sex life is still an important thing.
Although there is no need for contraception as you get older, the meaning of condoms is not entirely contraception. Condoms can prevent some sexually transmitted diseases and bring extra lubrication.
The setting sun is infinitely good, not afraid of approaching dusk.
Many people feel that they have no need to have sex when they get older.
However, you can still enjoy intimate relationships in other ways, such as holding hands, caressing and massaging each other. You can have more time to caress, which is very helpful for fully arousing sexual desire.
In fact, as you get older, you have more time to get along with your other half, increasing the chance of intimacy.
You can also explore other ways of intimate interaction, such as cooking together, playing games or traveling.
You have more time and energy to deal with the changes you are experiencing. The slow-paced lifestyle makes accompanying your partner a higher priority.