Show 25 25 50 All. It promotes healthier sexual organs and improves lubrication and elasticity, particularly for women. But there they they were in my office, giving very specific responses to my research questions, talking with such sadness and passion about the loss of the sexual sensations they had loved. News U. So sexual intimacy among older Americans is a subject that people don't talk about much. Both men and women can expect normal physiological changes as they age that may affect the way they experience sex. ScienceDaily shares links with scholarly publications in the TrendMD network and earns revenue from third-party advertisers, where indicated.
Sex and Seniors: The Year Itch
Materials provided by Elsevier. Explore all that AARP has to offer. These figures complement earlier research in The New England Journal of Medicine that surveyed 3, men and women, between the ages of 57 and 85 and living in the US, about their sex lives. Get your partner off the couch and into bed. The fact that older people are sexually active hasn't been without a downside though. But I do seek comfort and closeness from my husband daily. USA Today offers a helpful look at the range of therapeutic options for post-menopausal sexual problems here.