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Aging and Sexual Health in Women

Ageing and Sexual Health in Women

Sex wasn’t God’s mistake, but judging against sex was humanity’s biggest mistake. Pleasure is as divine as any cathedral,  temple, mosque or pilgrim.

There are three aspects of sexuality to consider as you get older: physical changes that come with aging, how to adjust to these changes, and how to have safe sex and avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

Ageing is inevitable. Some women are not comfortable with the way their bodies are aging. They may feel that their new wrinkles, grey hairs, or weight gain make them unattractive. This will have an effect on their ability to seek out and enjoy intimacy. If you are struggling with your self-image, remember that your vitality, sensuality and desire to love don’t fade as the years progress. Passion, about yourself and your partner, is still an important part of your life. And passion, about yourself, your partner and your life, begets passion. Being attractive and sensual does not fade with age, it just changes.

There is no age limit on sex for women. Although older women may become aroused more slowly than younger ones, many find that their desire increases when they no longer have to worry about being interrupted by young children or about getting pregnant. Most older women, especially those who remain sexually active, retain the ability to have normal orgasms. But as women age, their bodies change and so do their sexual organs.

The three common issues which affect sexual health of any ageing women are Menopause, Hormone therapies and low desires.

Menopause and Lubrication: After menopause, women’s bodies produce less estrogen (the female hormone). The lower estrogen level creates some physical changes that may affect sexual activity. 

Hormone therapy either after Hysterectomy or post menopause produce vaginal dryness.

Decreased desire: Testosterone plays an important role in creating sexual thoughts and arousal in both men and women. Declining levels of testosterone often make your desire for sex less strong. This is normal, but it doesn’t mean that your desire goes away completely. A decrease in desire can also be related to a number of other factors, such as depression,  stress, fatigue or the use of some medications (for example some high-blood pressure medications and some anti-depressants). However, a decrease in desire may just mean that you need to find new ways to keep your sex-life fun and exciting. Making it a priority will help keep you and your partner close and connected. However, a decrease in desire may just mean that you need to find new ways to keep your sex-life fun and exciting. Deal with any problems or challenges as they arise and don’t be afraid to experiment. While sex might take a little bit more effort and commitment, from the both of you, that doesn’t mean it’s any less pleasurable.

Focus on your strengths. Be creative in finding ways to make yourself feel more attractive. Take a little extra time with yourself as you get ready in the mornings to greet the day. Makeovers,  Wear perfume (if that’s what you like); buy some special lingerie or undergarments. Pamper yourself and your body. Focus on giving and receiving pleasure.

A healthy sex life is an essential part of overall good health, and it’s a myth that sex has to suffer as you get older. If you give sex the attention it deserves, you can maintain a healthy and active sex life throughout your life. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean your sexual health needs should suffer. We must learn how to keep your sex life satisfying as you age as I believe Sex is to be used and not abused and wrinkles don’t hurt.



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