It’s an unfortunate fact that sexual activity tends to decline with age. People get busy, bodies get tired, and priorities change. When you’re not a hormonal young adult, sex gets put on the back-burner if you don’t make time for it.
Sex after 50 doesn’t have to be a struggle. We’re here with a few quick tips that can help older couples get that sexual spark back. Read on to learn more.
1. Keep Your Health in Check
This is the most important thing to do when you’re trying to improve your sex life, regardless of your age. The connection between sex and aging doesn’t have to be complicated if you’re keeping yourself in good health.
Older couples should exercise and eat well to keep their bodies in good condition. You won’t be able to build or maintain stamina in the bedroom if you’re not exercising outside of it.
If you’re struggling with your health, visit a doctor for advice. For example, people experiencing erectile dysfunction may want to ask about pills or TriMix injections to help. Some people also seek out hormone replacement, but only a doctor can tell you whether or not this is a good idea for your situation.
2. Bring Extra Supplies Into the Bedroom
Too many people feel insecure about bringing anything “extra” into the bedroom. It’s time to drop that insecurity and start bringing in things that will make your sex life more fun.
First, lube is your friend, even if you’ve never needed it in the past. People of all ages use it, so why not pick up a bottle?
Next, sex toys. There is a sex toy for every situation, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Remember that sex toys aren’t there to make up for anything that either partner lacks; they’re there to enhance your sexual experience.
3. Don’t Just Focus on Penetrative Sex
Aside from just adding some toys into the mix, you should also make sure that you’re not just relying on penetrative sex for bedroom success. This is true for people of all ages.
Instead of thinking of foreplay as “lesser” than penetrative sex, re-frame it as an essential part of the experience. Even if you’re struggling to perform, you can do other sexual activities that are just as fun!
4. Schedule Sex
This is common advice for couples who are struggling to get their sex lives back on track. It doesn’t sound exciting, but it works. Start scheduling sex.
When you’re busy and tired, you don’t prioritize sex. Before you know it, it’s been weeks since you last had a fun romp in the bedroom! Start scheduling sex at least once per week (or more).
It will feel weird and awkward at first, and sometimes you may just end up snuggling and falling asleep (we’ve been there), but it will make a difference.
Sex After 50 Can Still Be Fun
Don’t assume that sex after 50 has to be a drag. Use these tips to keep your sex life fun and interesting! It might look a bit different, but it’s just as great.
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