Have a question about sex for seniors? Senior Planet subscribers also get The Weekly Orbit, our newsletter with features about personal finance, health and fitness, technology tips, an online book club and more! I am a divorced woman, age A couple of years after my divorce, I bought a vibrator that I use maybe once a month for both clitoral stimulation and vaginal insertion. I am interested in him sexually but extremely nervous about it. If I do decide that I want to have a relationship, what do I need to consider with regards to having sex? I grew up with a rather repressed attitude toward sex.
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Join us and U. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M. Thursday for a live coronavirus town hall. Find out more. Much of sexual satisfaction, they noted, comes from being comfortable with yourself and your body, and being free from society-imposed expectations, which happens over time.
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When the FDA approved Viagra in to treat erectile dysfunction, it changed the sexual landscape for older men, adding decades to their vitality. Meanwhile, older women with sexual problems brought on by aging were left out in the cold with few places to turn besides hormone therapy, which isn't suitable for many or always recommended as a long-term treatment. Now, propelled by a growing market of women demanding solutions, new treatments are helping women who suffer from one of the most pervasive age-related sexual problems. Genitourinary syndrome, brought on by a decrease in sex hormones and a change in vaginal pH after menopause, is characterized by vaginal dryness, shrinking of tissues, itching and burning, which can make intercourse painful. GSM affects up to half of post-menopausal women and can also contribute to bladder and urinary tract infections and incontinence. Yet only 7 percent of post-menopausal women use a prescription treatment for it, according to a recent study. The new remedies range from pills to inserts to a five-minute laser treatment that some doctors and patients are hailing as a miracle cure. The lag inaddressing GSM has been due in part to a longstanding reluctance among doctors to see post-menopausal women as sexual beings, said Leah Millheiser,director of the Female Sexual Medicine Program at Stanford University.
Nothing unusual, you might think — but what if I tell you Shirley is 74? This is an age better suited to slippers than sex — or so society would have us believe. Her lust for life and high hopes for love is infectious and reflects a surprisingly common mindset among older women who discover they have a renewed interest in sexual intimacy later in life. Femail met three single seventysomethings who are in search of a loving and intimate relationship. But I have been particularly struck by the number of single seventysomethings who are in search of a loving and intimate relationship. So is it any wonder that now they are reaching their 70s, sex is still important, however much that might make the younger generations squirm? Dame Helen Mirren, 72, famously admitted to only finding true sexual fulfilment later in life. Pictured, Shirley Livingstone, 74, has tried dating through agencies but hasn't found anything serious. The increase in late-life divorce, and the surge of sixty and seventysomethings seeking new partners, shows that although desire may diminish during an old, familiar relationship, it can be rekindled with someone new — no matter your age. The trouble is not, then, kickstarting your libido, but finding a suitable partner.