While a common misconception may be that a satisfying and enjoyable sex life after 60 is impossible, the truth is, many people enjoy a healthy sex life well into their golden years. Thanks to good medical care and improved nutrition and healthcare, people are living longer lives – and the quality of life in those later years is also improving. As a result, it has become easier to keep sexual relationships going strong.
There are a number of things you can do to keep the romance alive. They all start by taking care of yourself. If you're not physically healthy, it will be that much harder to remain sexually healthy.
Eat well and exercise regularly
If you eat a nutritious diet, you'll have more energy for any activity. It's good to stay active as well. Do your best to maintain your strength and agility with whatever form of exercise fits best into your lifestyle. Keeping up with a fitness program will also help to improve your flexibility and self-esteem. All of this will only make sex more pleasurable.
Treat any underlying medical issues
For some couples, erectile dysfunction (ED) can become an issue with age. If so, talk to your doctors, as fortunately there are many ways to successfully manage the symptoms of ED; including medications, vacuum pumps, and basic lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.
Poor health or chronic health conditions, such as heart disease or arthritis, make sex and intimacy more challenging. Certain surgeries and many medications, such as blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants and acid-blocking drugs, can affect sexual function. If you feel like any of these issues might be taking a toll on your sexual health, be sure to talk to your doctor about how to address them.
Address your mental health
At any age, emotional issues can affect your sexuality. Stress, problems at work, and mental health problems like depression and anxiety can also lead to ED. While many older couples report greater satisfaction with their sex life because they have fewer distractions, more time and privacy, and no worries about pregnancy, some older adults feel stressed by health problems, financial concerns and other lifestyle changes.
Depression can decrease your desire for and interest in sex. If you feel you might be depressed, talk to your doctor or a counselor.
Try experimenting with vacuum pump exercises
For those looking for a way to restore sexual function, vacuum pumps are an effective, powerful option. Vacuum pumps like VaxAid are able to make a genuine difference, and while our pumps won't remove the problem preventing you from achieving or maintaining an erection, it's a great way to recover your sexual capacity and confidence. We've designed VaxAid to remove the dangers and problems of other pumps, giving you the best option available today.
For a truly satisfying and sustainable sex life, it’s important to take care of your overall health and practice good communication with your partner. Adjust your sexual expectations, adopt healthy habits, and be sure to keep the lines of communication between each other open and comfortable.
To learn more about VaxAid pumps and how they can help with symptoms of ED, view our FAQ page or take a look at our products.