USA TODAY – We have all long heard the term “sexual prime,” more often than not referring to someone young. But contrary to popular belief, the pleasure of sex doesn’t decrease as we age.
In fact, many individuals in their 40s, 50s and beyond are enjoying satisfying sex lives that contribute to their overall happiness and well-being.
How sexually satisfied are you? Take time to process the physical and emotional changes you’ve experienced with compassion. Consider what you would like to be different and prioritize your own satisfaction. Explore what brings you pleasure and create a truly fulfilling experience.
Assert your needs, wants and desires. Feel entitled to communicate what brings you pleasure. Gain confidence by expressing your needs to your partner, fostering a deeper connection and enhancing sexual experiences.
Give your body the attention it deserves. Explore advances in medications, lubricants and sex aids to overcome physical challenges.
Schedule sexual activity during times when you feel most energized and least in pain. Consult your physician to address any sexual side effects of your medications.
Define sex beyond intercourse to include caressing, foreplay and massage. Openly communicate with your partner about desires, fears and boundaries, and don’t shy away from taking the lead.
Remind yourself that age is not a barrier. The myths surrounding sexual prime are just that − myths. Embrace the willingness to explore, and keep in mind that every new sexual encounter will offer a fresh opportunity to have the best sex of your life.
Pleasure and intimacy know no age limits, so let go of any doubts and embrace the joy of sexual connection. After all, you’re old enough to make up your own rules …