They say that 50 is the new What they don't say is that while you might act and feel younger at 50 than your mother did even at 40, your body is still 50 years old. That typically means a significiant drop in estrogen levels.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. A third of the plus crowd said they're having the best sex ever. Unfortunately, the age group isn't fond of protection and STD rates are rising.
Play it safe in the bedroom to avoid being one of the many overs contracting HIV, chlamydia and herpes. While pregnancy might not be at the forefront of your concerns now although maybe it should be… see below! Until you have gone a whole year without a single period, pregnancy is still possible, although less likely.
There is increasing evidence and research which shows that people over 50 are often assumed to be non-sexual and are therefore invisible when it comes to their sex and intimacy needs. As a result, people over 50, and into later life, are reporting that their sexual health and wellbeing is commonly overlooked when they seek professional help. Sex is not just for the young.
But now that you yourself have entered this stage of life, the thought of sex should be natural. You may already have noticed some emotional changes that have accompanied menopausebut did you know that your vagina and vulva are physically changing as well? As your estrogen levels change during menopause, these tissues are thinning and becoming less elastic.
AS we get older, it's not uncommon for some of that spark in the bedroom to be lost. But while it may seem harmless, overs who have found their love life drying up should know that a lack of sex might be bad for their health, and could increase their risk of cancer. A study by Anglia Ruskin University of 5, men and women nearing their golden years found that men who have less sex after they turn 50 see their risk of serious illness rise by more than two-thirds.
Sexy seniors, however, know different. A lot. You look at each other with new eyes, feel with new, um, hands.
Many men and women over 50 are dating again after being divorced or widowed. Meeting someone new after having been with the same partner for many years can be daunting but exciting. Many are are using websites, dating apps, and holidays to have hook up with other people to have sex and form new relationships.