Seniors can devote more time and energy to improving their love lives. The physical changes that occur with age can give older people a chance to revitalize their lovemaking by focusing more on intimacy and closeness instead of sex alone. Louise Wellborn of Atlanta, Georgia, 73, believes deeply in the benefits of good sex -- at any age. This can undermine your self-esteem and make you feel less attractive to others. Being playful can make communication about sex a lot easier.
Older people often have a great deal more self-confidence and self-awareness, and feel released from the unrealistic ideals of youth and prejudices of others. It's a matter of survival," says Dr. For example, try being intimate in the morning rather than at the end of a long day. Sex over the age of 50 can present challenges, and you may feel discouraged by issues connected with the aging process, but these problems are not insurmountable. Having an experience together, sexual or not, is a powerful way of connecting intimately.
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