Sex doesn’t have to stop at midlife!
Sex doesn’t have to stop at midlife! Of course sex changes with time, being in the hormonal imbalances caused by the menopause can change the way you feel about sex. Intimacy doesn’t have to stop as you age, although you may not have the body you once had, neither has he!! His testosterone levels have also dropped which can make sex more difficult, speaking freely with your partner and seeking medical assistance is a start. There are many options ranging from supplemental hormone therapy with oestrogen or testosterone to medications, lubricants and counselling.
Organise ‘date nights’ and stick to them, they don’t have to cost much, a summer stroll through a park, a bike ride or a meal out, quality time spent together without distractions will make you realise what attracted you in the first place!
The trick to maintaining a healthy sex life through middle age and beyond is maintaining your health! You can start by watching your diet, exercising regularly and managing stress.
If you have a question about anything sex and relationships related, then we have our sex therapist and relationship counsellor Sarah Doherty on hand to answer them and share advice.