There’s no doubt that senior health sexuality is a topic that sooner or later concerns us all. Over 75% of the population will eventually become seniors. To think that we may no longer enjoy our sexuality or believe that it will eventually become a problem is stressful, to say the least.
Seniors, like everyone else, should enjoy a rich, satisfying sex life, whether they have a partner to share it with, or not.
Shame, embarrassment or guilt should not be part of equation. As long as you’re healthy enough to enjoy sex, you should continue.
In fact, enjoying sexual relations throughout your life will help reduce stress. It helps to reverse the aging process by keeping your aerobic capacity and cardiovascular system running.
And your muscles keeping working because you’re working them--all without medication. What could be better?
The reward for your efforts is usually an orgasm. Your body responds to your care for it. Stop using parts and those parts stop working. The old saying “Use it or lose it” could never be truer, especially when it comes to our sexuality.
Even after you’re no longer in a partnership, masturbation shouldn’t be abandoned. Just because there’s no partner to take care of you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of yourself!
Incorporate a self massage every day as one of the best habits for self care and keeping your body healthy. Using quality sesame oil. Start with the head. Gently rub it in from your scalp to your face. Move down to your shoulders, arms, torso, hips, legs and feet.
On the long bones use an up and down motion. At the joints and on the scalp, use a circular motion. This process encourages your body to produce healthy hormones that fight free radicals, which contribute to aging. By taking time to repair and rejuvenate your body, you prevent problems.
The biggest concern with seniors is that unless they’ve stayed fit and flexibility, immobility stiffens the body up.
Positions that were once possible become only a fantasy. Add medications and your libido can take a real beating. To compensate, concentrate more on touching.
Touch has been given such a dubious reputation over the years. People are hesitant to touch one another. And yet, it is the most necessary sense. Contact with another human is essential to generate good feelings.
For senior health sexuality to thrive, use touch for its physical and mental benefits. Hugging is actually therapeutic. Without touch we emotionally shrivel up inside and then eventually, outside. When we touch, we are awakened to our body’s potential for pleasure.
For men, Kegel exercises help him achieve a stronger, longer lasting erection. Start with 10, increasing to 20. Add 10 everyday until you can do 300 Kegels. This should take approximately 5 – 6 minutes. These exercises are extremely important for internal health, preventing or curing urinary incontinence and increasing sexual desire and ability.
Rather than being goal-oriented toward having an orgasm, let the goal be closeness, kissing, massage and genuine affection.
Without worrying about achieving an erection, vaginal dryness or having an orgasm, let affection lead the way toward better senior health sexuality.