The number of women regularly having sex declines with age, and the number of women enjoying sex postmenopause is even lower. Although these facts are not surprising, the causes for these declines may be because previous research focused largely on biological causes only. However, a new UK study identifies psychosocial contributors. Substantial research has been conducted into biological reasons such as hot flashes, sleep disruption, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse.
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But now that you yourself have entered this stage of life, the thought of sex should be natural. You may already have noticed some emotional changes that have accompanied menopause , but did you know that your vagina and vulva are physically changing as well? As your estrogen levels change during menopause, these tissues are thinning and becoming less elastic. All of these changes can affect the way you experience sex, but they can also be addressed with fairly simple solutions. Changing sexual positions and using over-the-counter OTC lubrication or vaginal moisturizers, for example, may help you maintain sexual enjoyment.
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You could also say that the human male has seven sexual ages, marked by a gradual decline in activity. Under males are usually chock full of testosterone. Research from Alfred Kinsey onwards has shown that, on average, they have about three orgasms per week — but in some cases many more. The twentysomething male has only slightly less testosterone than his teenage self.
In a report written with Professor Josie Tetley, using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing , he notes that while physical challenges erectile difficulties, for instance occured more frequently with age, the emotional side of sex appeared more fulfilling for people over Men and women in this age bracket reported more shared sexual compatibility and emotional closeness than those in their 50s, 60s and 70s — which sounds like good news for anyone going through a drought in middle age. We kept a very broad definition of sex.