Is a satisfying and enjoyable sex life at age 50 plus impossible?
Absolutely not. In fact, studies conducted over the last two decades clearly show older adults have sex well in their golden years. Many of us are physically healthy and active, including sexually. People don’t lose their passion, and wanting to have physical contact with another human being doesn’t change with age.
While intimacy doesn’t become less important as we age, the nature of it evolves.
Our bodies inevitably change and as a result, our sex lives change as well. As we age, we need to look at intimacy differently, and realize all roads do not necessarily lead to intercourse as we thought when we were younger.
For some, sex actually becomes more passionate and comfortable as the hormone related lust of our youth dissipates. Simple acts of affection such as a hug, a kiss, or just lying close together in bed can be very meaningful. A 78 year old friend told me she feels a sense of freedom to sex at this time in her life. She and her partner have fewer distractions, more time and privacy, no worries about pregnancy and a special bond that couples in long-term relationships often feel.