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Tips for good sex as you grow old

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 2, 2019, 4:16 pm IST
Updated : Oct 2, 2019, 4:16 pm IST

Why let age douse your fiery affair?

Keep the playfulness intact and feel free to experiment with your sex life. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)
 Keep the playfulness intact and feel free to experiment with your sex life. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

A lot of people believe that physical intimacy fades away as we age. But, sex is also an emotional experience, and like love, can be ageless. Of course it’ll be different from what people do in their 20s or 30s, but is still super-fun!

In fact, you get more insights on what your partner likes and dislikes as you age. A remarkable thing is that people have a lot more self-confidence, and are also self-aware. Also, older couples get more time to spend with their children all grown-up.

However, sometimes old people have trouble realising all of this and shy away from having an active sex life. It’s so good to keep the spark alive! Well, firstly, it helps in burning calories and staying fit. Secondly, it helps in keeping anxiety at bay. Thirdly, it has a multitude of emotional benefits- you tend to be closer to your partner, and can escape into a zone where you can let go of your troubles.

When you celebrate your body, it shows on your performance. And your partner would be so happy to see you have a self-accepting vibe! Irrespective of your gender, you’ll feel better about your body at 61 compared to when you were 21. But, you still have to be careful. While you may not really be involved in reproducing, you’re prone to sexually transmitted diseases. So, it’s still equally important to practice safe sex.

Our ancestors have been telling us this secret for almost every issue, and it seems to be true here also. Effective communication can make everything more pleasurable. You can be playful, be honest and discuss new ways of going about your sexual affair, as suggested by HelpGuide.

Take time to figure out what works, keeping your partner in mind. Feel free to experiment- you can still work on masturbation and oral sex. Yes, there might be body issues that you’re considering: if you’ve had any health scares, feel free to consult a doctor. Till then, how about some foreplay before you kick off?

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