Pros and cons of having regular sexual life at senior age

Updated on February 19, 2020

Many people are under the impression that once you cross a certain boundary, the concept of sex itself no longer exists. Is it true? Of course not! Although it might not be such an easy task as when you were younger, you can have a fantastic sex life when you are over 50, or even 60 as well! In a second, you’ll learn what are the pros and cons of having sex regularly once you’ve entered the autumn of your life. Let’s go!

It is healthy!

Although your body might not be able to regenerate as fast as before or fight off the infections like it used to, there are ways to make it more resilient. One of them, you guessed it, is sex. 

If you are intimate with your partner, your hypothalamus will release oxytocin, a hormone that helps you manage stress. Although it is the case that as people get older, they are less affected by external factors in a negative way, making it even less of an issue certainly wouldn’t hurt. 

Sex also increases the levels of testosterone, especially when it comes to men. High levels of this hormone will help you build and maintain your muscle mass, improve your mood, and prevent osteoporosis. 

On top of that, ejaculating frequently makes it less likely that you’ll develop prostate cancer. Sure, you don’t necessarily need a partner for that, it could also be a one-man job, though it undoubtedly would be less fun. If for whatever reason, you don’t want any company, you could buy TPE sex dolls.

It could be problematic…

Although you might remember your teenage years, when the erections would sometimes come due to mysterious reasons, it is no longer a case. As time passes, your levels of testosterone will drop, which will make it much harder for you to maintain an erection. You should contact your doctor first, but taking viagra might not be the best idea. If you suffer from any cardiovascular diseases, or if your heart is simply not in the best conditions, then it could prove dangerous. Getting hard is not worth risking your life. 

Okay, so are there any other ways to increase your testosterone levels? Although, unfortunately, your prime days of getting erect after seeing a leaf that very vaguely looked like a human being are over, there are two things that could help you immensely: a healthy diet and a lot of physical activity. What foods should you eat? Egg yolks, tuna, oysters, and red meat are all proven to boost your testosterone levels. Physical activity, especially weight lifting, can significantly boost your testosterone levels. It doesn’t mean, though, that you should skip cardio! Regular exercise on an elliptical will improve your circulation, which will make it easier for your body to transport enough blood to your penis to maintain your erection. If you don’t want to go to the gym, then there is another way. If you want to make your heart beat faster, you could, well, have sex. Most probably, it won’t be as energetic as it used to be. Still, your age could also be an advantage. That’s because…

You have year’s worth of experience!

You are no longer propelled by the teenage lust, that’s true, but that doesn’t matter that much. Sure, you won’t be making love for hours, as it could be near-fatal, but who needs this long when you can satisfy your partner much quicker. No, it doesn’t necessarily need to be that fast, but it well could. You wouldn’t call yourself da Vinci of orgasms, but you aren’t an amateur either. Your muscles might not be as strong as they once were, but both your fingers and your tongue don’t tire as quickly as your legs or arms. And that’s enough.

Who cares if your body isn’t perfect?

If you are already over 50 years old, then it shouldn’t be that big of a problem, but not viewing themselves as attractive could make it more difficult for seniors to enjoy their sexual life. You rarely see older people in movies having sex. Why? They aren’t considered to be attractive enough. You can observe this trend, especially in younger people who avoid any contacts with the opposite sex because they aren’t as perfect as people on the billboards or in the TV series they watch. It doesn’t mean that just because your skin is wrinkled and your body isn’t exactly up to male bodybuilders’ standards, you shouldn’t be having sex. Don’t let anyone fool you into believing it! For most people, the sex when they were younger was more enjoyable, but it doesn’t mean that you should remain celibate just because your face is full of wrinkles. When you really think about it, sex is really weird; there’s a lot of strange noises, sweat, and terrifying grimaces. Try not to be too serious about it.

+ posts

Senior Outlook Today is your go-to source for information, inspiration, and connection as you navigate the later years of life. Our team of experts and writers is dedicated to providing relevant and engaging content for seniors, covering topics such as health and wellness, finances, technology and travel.