4 Facts about Sexuality in Aging Adults

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(Newswire.net — December 12, 2019) — One of the most taboo topics in relation to sexuality is that of sexuality in older adults. Although most of us realize that there will be some changes in how we view and interact with sex as we age, this is very rarely discussed in an open and honest manner. If you are someone who is concerned about how aging will affect your concept of sexuality or your sex life, in general, the following was created especially for you.

Arousal is Still a Thing for Most Men

Although the prevalence of ads promoting various sexual enhancement drugs to elders may have led you to believe that aging adults have issues getting aroused, that is not necessarily the case. In fact, when surveyed by the AARP, 75% of adult males over the age of 70 reported very few, if any, erectile issues. This means that, on the whole, the average aging male does not experience serious issues with getting aroused. Moreover, for those who do have these issues, there is no shame in getting help with your arousal issues.

Older People Can Still Be Sexy

It has been a long-running myth that aging people are not sexy. This is because we live in a society that asserts that only youth is sexually attractive and visually appealing. However, this is not the case. In fact, in this age, older people are working much harder to stay fit, which can make them appear to be attractive and visually appealing to people of all ages. Additionally, as we age, we often begin to change our ideas with regard to what we view as attractive. Moreover, sex and sexual arousal are more complex than many of us understand. People can become aroused based on conversation, being touched or caressed in the right places, etc. Therefore, there is no need to be concerned with the possibility that you will not be turned on by someone who is the same age, or even someone older, than you.

Older People Are Healthy Enough for Sex

For whatever reason, many people seem to believe that older people are not healthy enough to have sex. However, this is not the case. Unless they have serious health issues, most older adults can continue having a sex life until very late in life. They are still able to get aroused and are very capable of enjoying and engaging in sex on a regular basis.

Sex Does Not Get More Boring as you Age

Despite the fact that many people seem to believe that sex automatically gets more boring as you age, this is not the case. While you may experience some physical limitations (and even this is not the case for every aging adult), there are still plenty of things you can do to make sure you have a fun, exciting sex life well into your elderly years.

Overall, sex as an elder can be just as fun as it was when you were younger, and maybe even more so. Just remember to ignore the societal conditioning and simply take each sexual experience as it comes.