Tuesday, October 20, 2015
How to improve sexual health and sexuality in old age
Aging is a process that cannot be stopped. Obviously, we can do many things to slow down this process, but eventually we will become old. People in old age, often deal with problems related to sexuality. We are talking about many different types of problems. This is not something that should worry you because it is quite normal to experience such things, but this also doesn’t mean that you should give up and accept these problems. It is possible to prevent and solve these problems.
We are living in a world where the number of senior citizens is growing. This is something that we can read about on a daily basis. Unfortunately, in most cases these articles and discussions are mostly focused on finances, retirement homes etc. Experts usually forget to mention everyday issues which are equally important for the quality of life in senior citizens. It is a well-known fact that the elderly are living beings with their own needs and sexual desire is one of them.
Old age brings certain changes in the life of every person. So, how can we cope with these changes? It is best to recognize and accept them and start solving them as soon as possible. Now let’s see how we can improve sexual health and sexuality in old age.
First of all, it is important to understand that sexuality can be improved in every person regardless of their age. There are some really good terms for this activity when we reach old age. For instance, we no longer have to go to work which means less stress. The life is more relaxed and we have increased amount of energy. On top of that, those who have children will probably witness how their children leave the home. When you have more time and fewer distractions, it is the right time to unleash your passion and creativity and try new things.
As mentioned before, people who have reached old age experience many physical changes and this is why honest and open communication is important. In some cases, talking strictly about sex is enough to become more confident in bed.
Older men often deal with problems related to harder erection. In this case, it is highly recommended to practice certain sex position that will help you. For example, a position in which the woman is on top is the best because in this case the stiffness of the penis can be lower. In any case, all these physical handicaps should encourage you to explore new ways to enjoy sex and experience new sexual pleasure. In situations like this, foreplay gets an increased importance in our sex life, just like oral sex and/or masturbation.
Physical activity should not be neglected in old age. Of course, the exercise should be adjusted to our personal physical capabilities. We should not forget that each of us can make progress too. It is also a good idea to adjust the diet – stay away from foods that contain too much fat and enjoy in more veggies and fruits. Better sexual health depends on our healthy spirit and healthy body. In other words, we should pay special attention to protection of the body and mind.