Hello, #MomentumLovers! I'm Dr. Drai, a board-certified OB/GYN, sexual health expert, and founder of Momentum Intimacy. Through my FDA-cleared condom & lubricant line called Momentum, I help people improve their intimacy and have a more satisfying sex life. Has the intimacy in your relationship seemed to dry up as you’ve gotten older?
Intimacy in love means a close relationship that is highly satisfying. To be intimate means that you reveal yourself totally to your partner, hide nothing and feel very comfortable and free. It is like talking to yourself. You become so close and are so sure of your relationship that you talk to your partner as if you are talking to yourself. This kind of relationship has great joy and gives a new meaning to relationships. Nowadays relationships are getting confined to the physical, and emotional needs are not being met.
However, as you age, what happens to intimacy? Some people believe that once a person reaches the older adult age range, he/she will no longer show any interest in doing the things he used to enjoy such as sex and intimacy. This is untrue, of course, for the need for intimacy has no age limits. A person's hunger for affection, intimacy and emotional bond with another person is limitless.
However, there are still a significant number of older men and women who no longer have fulfilling and happy sexual and intimate relationships with their partners. When a person doesn't have a healthy physical and emotional relationship with someone, he or she may suffer from low self-esteem and poor physical health.
How to improve sexual health and intimacy
It is not impossible for aging adults to improve and maintain their sexual health and stamina. However, it requires serious communication in the relationship if one wants to improve and maintain his or her sex life.
The following are a couple of helpful tips on how aging adults can improve their sexual health:
1. There is more to sex than just penetration. To improve one's sex life, a person needs to expand his knowledge and perception of sex, for there is more to this carnal act than just mere penetration. Remember that intimate gestures such as touching and holding hands are the perfect alternative to sex. Oral sex, masturbation, and sensual massage are also good substitutes for sex or great foreplay.
2. Keep your body healthy and well-tuned. Maintaining a healthy and fit body keeps a person’s body ready for sex. As such, it is highly advised to aging men and women to eat a well-balanced diet that includes veggies and fruits. Exercising also helps keep the body in shape. Additionally, see a physician if you are experiencing issues such as vaginal dryness for women and erectile dysfunction for men. Try using a lubricant to get things nice and wet down there.
3. Level your expectations. Older men and women who have poor or stagnant sex life are usually the ones who engaged in less sexual activities during their younger years. On the other hand, it is contrary to partners who have active sex lives during their younger years, for they will be able to maintain their sexual stamina even when they get older.
Thank you for reading this #MomentumLovers!
As always...I'm Dr. Drai, a board-certified OBGYN, sexual health expert, and founder of Momentum Intimacy. Through my FDA-cleared condom & lubricant line called Momentum, I help people improve their intimacy and have a more satisfying sex life.