In many movies and television shows, scenes that are sexual in nature often present young and smooth-skinned individuals “getting it on”. But age isn’t a reason to let your sex life slide. Intimacy with your partner is an important part of any relationship whether you are in your 20s or 50s. Other than boosting your personal relationship with your partner, sex even promotes better sexual health – a must irrespective of your age. Below are some ideas that can help you age gracefully, sexually:
1. Accept the alterations in your body and make an effort to enhance.
Don’t be turned off by the sagging skin on your forearms or your protruding belly. Rather, welcome these modifications but do your role in reducing them. Keep an age-specific skin care regimen, an exercise or fitness regimen, a healthy diet, and fashion style.
2. Take note and communicate about your and your partner’s changing sexual requirements.
At 20, you might feel up and running the instant your partner walks through the door. However, age does affect your sexual responses and that of your partner. Age can make your body require much more stimulation to feel aroused or orgasm. Knowing what clicks for your body and your partner is essential in communicating your sexual desires to each other.
3. Expand your definition of sexual relationships.
Actual intercourse can be really tiring particularly if you have painful joints. Realize that intercourse is only one of the methods you can achieve sexual intimacy with your partner, not the only way. Usually, passionate kissing, touching, massaging, and other types of sexual contact could be fulfilling enough for both partners.
4. Veer from routine.
If you and your partner have been having sex following a long day at work for the previous 10 years of your relationship, you may wish to think about morning sex as an alternative. A simple change in routine can rev up your sex life and start making things exciting again. On the other hand, instead of jumping onto the sack instantly, try setting the mood with a romantic dinner and some dancing.
5. Consult your doctor.
Sometimes, the modifications your body undergoes might be too serious that they can impair your sexual performance. Surgeries, chronic illnesses, and medications can impact how your body responds to sexual stimulation. Speak with your doctor about the possible side effects of the medications you are taking on your sexual drive and response.