From the moment we are born into this world, a woman’s body goes through a lot of physical changes. Understanding our bodies and the changes that happen as we age can go a long way in living a longer and healthier life. A lot of these changes affect how we go about our daily lives and personal relationships. One of the common changes reported with advancing age is a diminished sexual libido.
Sex is important in any type of relationship and this is a fact that does not decrease with age. However, as we age, reduced sexual activity can affect the quality of our relationships. A lot of couples find great of fulfillment when they are able to meet their partner’s sexual needs. Helping them through this stage of their relationship could build stronger ties and understanding with each other.
Factors that contribute to decreased sexual desire in older women have a lot to do with the physical changes in the body. Older women don’t have to suffer decreased sexual pleasure or diminished sexual activity. Although age certainly brings about many sexual changes in our bodies, advances in medical resources can help treat or manage these sexual changes.
Sexual changes and problems commonly reported with advancing age include decreased libido, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse.
Sex demands a lot from our bodies, and some of the change that occurs with old age involves decreased physical strength. The loss of muscle mass and strength is normal in older women. Keeping a healthy body through regular exercise and a healthy diet is more than enough to meet the required physical demands of sex.
Age also increases the risk of acquiring medical conditions which affect the quality of sexual activity and libido. Heart disease is a common medical condition among seniors and people with a weak heart at any age are not able to perform sex as passionately. This is why maintaining a healthy body in later life is important for a healthy sex drive.
Older people may also feel depressed about their appearance. Feeling good about yourself and keeping a positive outlook in life improves self esteem and self appreciation. When people feel good about themselves this is reflected in all areas of life, including their sex life.
Hormones play an important role in determining normal human growth and body processes. In fact, the changes that happen during old age are due to changing levels of hormones in the body. Male and female characteristics and sexual desire are also affected by hormones.
Menopause is often viewed by women as being negative. This is because it signals a loss of sexual desire and libido. But these concerns are unfounded as older people can enjoy the pleasure of being intimate well into their golden years.
Disclaimer: Results mentioned in replies to questions are not typical and may vary.