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Want to have a rocking sex life when you grow old? Here is all you need to know

Older women should take charge of their health issues which can impact their sex life. © Shutterstock

Your sexual health and desire tend to change as you age. With passing time, you need to make conscious efforts to keep your sex life healthy and rocking. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your time on bed even when you grow grey.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : January 31, 2019 7:42 PM IST

You can easily lose that spark in the bedroom, as you grow older. Moreover, boredom and physical ailments, can kill your sex drive and lead to emotional distance. Hence, it is essential to keep that intimacy alive. A new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine also indicates that sexual activity is linked with improved well-being among older adults. So, with an open mind and better understanding, you will be able to keep your sex life rocking like before. Follow these tips to take your bedroom romance bloom all over again.

1: Take charge of your health

According to the National Institute on Aging, a woman can spot changes in her vagina while ageing. It can shorten and narrow. The vaginal walls can become thinner and more stiff as well. Thus, women may end up feeling pain down there during a sexual activity. Many women may also experience vaginal dryness. Hence, you will have to speak to your expert regarding the problems you are facing. Along with that women may also have other health problems like stress, menopause and so on, should also be sorted as they can interfere with your sex life. Your doctor may suggest you certain lifestyle modifications in order to live healthily and enhance your sex life. Hence, you should take up any physical activity like exercising, following a well-balanced diet and cut down those excess kilos. Opt for a diet which is low in fats and sugars and high in fibre and good nutrition. Have fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and a good daily amount of low-fat dairy products. Furthermore, make sure that you also get a good night's sleep. Since your body will get a chance to refresh and recuperate.

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2: An open communication with your partner may be helpful

Lack of communication regarding your difficulties in carrying on a healthy, regular sex life can make the problem even worse. The hindrances could range from circumstantial issues and psychological turmoil to health hazards. According to a study published in Translational Andrology and Urology, breast cancer can lead to multiple physical and psychological challenges. And among the greatest challenges are those linked with female sexual function. Chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, surgeries and radiation can alter a woman s sexual health and function. Sexual concerns result in significant emotional distress, including depression, issues regarding personal appearance, stigma, and negative impacts on personal relationships. Moreover, women may also have to undergo mastectomy (the removal of a breast or part of a breast to treat cancer) and hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries) which can change how a woman perceives her own attractiveness. Discuss your problems with your partner. Open communication is the key to a healthy sex life. Try to find solutions for your problem as a couple. Seek professional help if needed.

3: Feel good about yourself

Women, as you become older, you may feel less attractive sexually and this can interfere with your sexual desire. Hence, you should try and embrace your body at every stage of your life. Since sex in later life may not be same like it was during your youth. You should make sure that you accept yourself and avoid thinking and dwelling about how things are different. You should have a positive outlook and make attempts to improve your sex life. So, even though you look and feel differently than you did when you were younger, hold your head up high. This will not only help you feel good about yourself but can also help enhance your self-esteem.

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