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Sex may not be the same for you
or your partner as it was when you were younger. But sex and intimacy can
continue to be a rewarding part of your life. Here are some tips for
maintaining a healthy and enjoyable sex life.
Talk with your partner.
Even if it's difficult to talk about sex, openly sharing your needs, desires
and concerns can help you both enjoy sex and intimacy more.
Visit your doctor
Your doctor can help you manage chronic conditions and medications
that affect your sex life. If you have trouble maintaining an erection, ask
your doctor about treatments.
See a sex therapist
A therapist may be able to help you and your partner with specific
concerns. Ask your doctor for a referral.
Expand your definition of sex
Intercourse is only one way to have a fulfilling sex life.
Touching, kissing and other intimate contact can be rewarding for you and your
As you age, it's normal for you and your partner to have different
sexual abilities and needs. Be open to finding new ways to enjoy sexual contact
Adapt your routine
Simple changes can improve your sex life. Change the time of day
you have sex to a time when you have the most energy. Try the morning — when
you're refreshed from a good night's sleep — rather than at the end of a long
Because it might take longer for you or your partner to become
aroused, take more time to set the stage for romance. Try a new sexual position
or explore other ways of connecting romantically and sexually.
Don't give up on romance
If you've lost your partner, it can be difficult to imagine
starting another relationship — but socializing is well worth the effort for
many single seniors. No one outgrows the need for emotional closeness and
If you start an intimate relationship with a new partner, use a
condom. Many older adults are unaware that they are still at risk of sexually
transmitted infections, such as herpes and gonorrhea.
One final piece of advice for
maintaining a healthy sex life: Take care of yourself and stay as healthy
you can. Eat a healthy diet, stay active, don't drink too much alcohol, and
don't smoke or use illegal drugs. See your doctor regularly, especially if you
have chronic health conditions or take prescription medications.