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Loving Sex: Healthy Lifestyle Choice For Seniors

Senior Sex: Healthy Lifestyle Choice For Seniors

 

Bring back that lovin’ feelin’…

Touch and loving sex are just what seniors need to stay healthy as they age. In fact, the older we get, the more we need to be touched. Because humans are hard-wired to touch each other, we actually feel younger and stay healthier when we incorporate loving, sensual touch into our lives.

Sex and sensual touch are not just for the lucky few—the young, the beautiful, the rich and healthy. They are life-sustaining behaviors inherent in every human being. It is your birthright is to touch and be touched, love and be loved, and to have sex until the day you die. It’s time we accepted the fact that touch and loving sex are essential for our survival.

Yet, the reality is that as people grow older, they become isolate and  are touched less than at any other time in their lives. Because our touch-phobic society limits physical intimacy to close family members only, elders are deprived of the physical love they need when partners die and children move away.

Additionally, as our bodies age, our sexual tastes change as well, which causes many seniors to give up on sex altogether, believing they are “too old” for it.

Science agrees

It’s becoming known that seniors need sexual intimacy to maintain a better quality of life as they age. Research has identified that the more physically intimate and sexually active seniors are as they grow older, the happier and healthier they are. For men, in particular, having orgasms 3+ times per week has shown to cut the rate of heart attack and stroke by 50%.

Loving sex provides the antidote for many health challenges endemic to old age. It has the capacity to:

African American senior couple laughing and hugging, enjoying life.

A prescription for loving sex

For these reasons, I recommend that seniors add loving touch and sex to their list of healthy lifestyle choices. For example, wise seniors would include the following in their health regime: exercise, weight training, vitamin supplements, staying active, positive outlook, plenty of loving touch, and sex.

I’m not joking. Give it a year or two, and you’ll see scientific articles supporting this wisdom. My mission is to help people understand that love and physical intimacy are major factors contributing to our good health, happiness, and longevity. With them, we flourish. Without them, we shrivel and die sooner than we wish.

elderly couple enjoy loving sex as healthy lifestyle choice

No age limit on loving sex

Nothing physical stands in the way of us enjoying loving sex well into our 90s. There is no age limit on our craving to be touched and have sex or on our ability to orgasm. What robs us of these sensual pleasures is our own limiting beliefs. We can improve our overall health, extend our lifespan, and be much happier when we choose to make sexual intimacy a proactive lifestyle choice. It’s easy to make this a priority when it’s “only a heartbeat away.”

How does sexual intimacy improve your life? Let us know in the comments below!

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 9, 2019 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I loved reading your article & would agree to it but there are some of us who have issues like myself. I had breast cancer in 2012 & with taking pills to reduce my estrogen, there is no sexual feelings at all.
    I do feel bad for my husband as there is no desire for me at all & things down has changed to the point where nothing will happen.
    We’ve been married for 44 years & he’s a very understanding person & I love him very much.

    • Victoria February 10, 2019 at 12:44 am - Reply

      Hello, I’m so glad you wrote, because lack of desire is a big problem for both men and women as they age, and this is part of what our blog is all about–learning how to be sexual/sensual despite all the changes aging brings. The good news is that you love your husband, and where there is love, there can always be sexual connection. You do this by exploring loving touch without any expectation of “sex” as you’ve previously defined it. Discover how you like to be touched, explore each other without the intention of sex, enjoying the sensual pleasure of it. Then combine that enjoyment with eye gazing, love talk, playfulness and kindness. You and your husband have the delightful opportunity to rediscover and reinvent your loving sexuality! You may enjoy reading some of our previous blogs, especially Loving Massage Welcome aboard!

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