How to Enjoy Sex in Your Old Age: Tips for Having Pleasurable Intercourse After Menopause
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Having sex in old age is not the most talked-about topic. In the case of women, sex during menopause is a rarity due to many reasons. A recent study revealed that sex is less likely and less satisfying for women in their older age. The survey done on about 4,500 women over age 50 researchers found that less than a quarter was sexually active, according to the report published in Menopause. The study suggested that fewer women had sex after 50 and the women also had less satisfying sex as they age. Sex after 70? This Elderly Couple Makes Porn, Challenging Myths About Old-People Sex.

The survey revealed, that the primary reason for lack of sexual activity was a lack of a partner, most often due to "widowhood and other reasons included a partner’s sexual dysfunction and the woman’s own physical and/or mental health problems." The study’s lead author, Helena Harder, a research fellow at Brighton and Sussex Medical School at the University of Sussex in the UK, "The central message from our study is that health is an important factor for continued sexual activity and satisfaction in older age, but lack of communication - between healthcare professionals and women and their partners - hinders appropriate support for those who need it." Sex Query of the Week: Why Does It Hurt While Having Sex? Here Are The Reasons You Are Not Enjoying Sex Because of Pain.

Why Older Women Can’t Enjoy Sex?

Experts cite a number of reason that older women do not enjoy sex as much as younger women and the reasons vary from psychological factors, physiological factors to biological factors. Here are some of the common reasons why older women do not enjoy sex much.  Sex Query of the Week: What Are the Best Sex Positions for Men with Small Penis Sizes?

Tips For Women To Enjoy Sex In Old Age

Having good sex during old age may seem to be more difficult than what it actually is. Simple lifestyle changes can actually help you get back on track with happy sex life. Here are some of the tips you can follow to enjoy better sex during old age:

  1. Regular exercise: A good exercise routine can also improve your sexual life. Improved stamina via kegel and other exercises can actually help you have better sex.
  2. Interesting experiments with sex: If you have been living with the same partner for a very long time sex can sometimes get mundane and boring. Try out different positions or try changing the place where you have sex.
  3. Lubrication: Vaginal dryness is a problem that older women usually face. Using lubrication can actually help you improve your sexual experience. Try water-based lubricants that are easily available in the market.
  4. Healthy diet: A healthy diet can work wonders for your sex life. A healthy diet doesn't just keep health problems at bay but also improves your sex life.
  5. Communicate: Communication is the key. Talk to your partner about experimenting with sex or any kind of difficulties you two might be facing together. Midlife Sex: 5 Tips For Couples To Have Great Sex In Middle Age.

The study says that only 22.5 percent of the women, whose ages ranged from 50 to 75, said they had had intercourse in the preceding month and 34.5 reported being sexually active. One of the primary reasons for so many not having sex is the lack of an intimate partner the percentage of which was about 65.3 percent.