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Getting older and sex

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

Getting older is just not fun, but for women especially aging has become somewhat of an obsession. While men are widely considered to age well, women are constantly told they should do everything in their power to stop the aging process. We buy creams, lotions, and expensive facials to eliminate wrinkles; we get surgery to give ourselves a more youthful appearance; we slave away in the gym so our cellulite doesn’t get out of control and we spend hours in the hairdressers to banish grey.

We know about this and its a little deperessing to be reminded, but there is one bit of good news, your sex life contrary to popular belief can get better! You know what you want, you know your own body. You probably know who you are and what your likes, desire and boundaries are.Your body will slow down but as long as it is not the main focus and we are aware of the changes in our body, we can focus of feeling fabulous and not trying to be 25 again!

Your Metabolism Will Slow Down

Portion control does have to be a thing! Smaller portions and healthy dishes are the key. It will mean you can keep your physique and health in check. Taking care of yourself, but not obsessing over what you eat is essential to optimum health.

Your Skin Will Lose Elasticity

Everyone wrinkles as they get older, but there are things you can do to put this off for as long as possible. Drink lots of water, avoid direct sunlight, and don’t pull down on your skin when you wash your face. You might also want to consider investing in good quality facial moisturiser and use it religiously.

You Will Care Less What People Think

When we are young we are obsessed with what other people think of us. That’s why social media sites are so popular, because it feeds that youthful vanity. As we get older we inevitably care less about what others think of us. While this is great for our mental state, we should be wary of letting ourselves go simply because we have become apathetic.

Your Body Will Not Be as Resilient as it Was

High impact sports are a bad idea as you get older. When you are young, your joints can take a real pounding and you won’t even think twice about it. Pain in your knees and back is something older people talk about – it won’t happen to you. Until it does. Get into the habit of swimming, doing yoga, and finding gentler ways to stay fit.

Remember this is a time for you

These are all things that we know. There is no point on focusing on aging as we cannot do anything about it. What you can focus on is being happy, communicating with your partner, spending time together, receiving and giving pleasure and being sexually, emotionally and psychologically fulfilled. Its the time to learn and explore what you want, need and desire and above all celebrate your sexuality.

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