Forget about the social messages telling you that sex is not for anyone over the age of 60, according to Harvard Medical School the sexual revolution baby boomers created in the 1960s continues as you age.
In its report Sexuality in Midlife and Beyond physical and emotional issues influencing your sexual capabilities are explored.
The report says there are three core factors that can impact your sexual fitness, energy and spontaneity.
If there is tension or emotional distance between you and your partner it can have a negative impact on your sex life. A sexual issue can strain your ability to get along with your partner. Consider whether issues like finance or family problems are at the root of your problem and work to address them separately in order to get your sex life on track.
A negative body image
Body changes are inevitable in both men and women. You’re getting older. You’ve had children, you’ve gained weight, you might have even started to lose your hair. Your fitness level has gone up and down. You might have had one or two health problems over the years. All of these things can make you more self-conscious about your body, which might lead to less activity in the bedroom. Try complimenting your partner on their appearance and their desirability to see how that influences things.
Sexual performance is an increasing issue for both men and women as you get older. You might get so worked up about your ability that sex stops being enjoyable. Don’t stress. There’s more to good sex than just technique; when you and your partner are both mentally and physically turned on then chances are you’ll enjoy the sex more too.