Sex After Sixty

As the old story goes, women simply don’t want sex after a certain age. Well, I don’t know where that story came from…but it doesn’t apply to most of the women I’ve known through my practice.

The truth is, women can – and do – enjoy sex well into their 80’s and 90’s… and even longer. While some of the physical changes that come with aging may create challenges, they don’t have to put a stop to your sex life.

In fact, when fertility is no longer an issue… when the kids are grown up and gone… you can enjoy a tremendously fulfilling sex life. And in the next few minutes, I’ll help you discover how.

Overcoming “the Change”

At a certain point in your life, you will (or already have) stop ovulating. Your estrogen levels drop. And you experience what we euphemistically call “the change of life.” Frankly, it’s not an easy time for any woman.

In fact, a large Australian study discovered that 88% of women experience sexual problems after they stop ovulating. And most of the time, it’s physical. The most common problems you may encounter are vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, arousal problems, trouble having an orgasm and lower sexual desire.

But don’t let this scare you. Because most of these problems are related. And you can beat them.

You probably know that estrogen plays a major role in both desire and the physical aspect of sex. But did you know there are simple, natural ways to address the underlying estrogen problem…and each of these issues? You can – and it’s often easier than you might think.

Let’s look at a few of those ways…

How to Get Your Mojo Back

Besides a patient, caring partner, blood flow is your biggest ally for greater arousal. During arousal, your body directs additional blood to your sex organs. And nitric oxide (NO) boosts blood flow.

So it stands to reason that boosting NO can help improve blood flow during that critical time of arousal.

And it’s easy to boost NO. Just stock up on L-arginine, the raw material your body uses to make it. Include nuts, lean meat, seafood and low-fat diary products regularly in your diet. They’re all good sources of L-arginine.

But other issues can get in the way of arousal. For instance, nothing kills a woman’s romantic mood faster than “hot flashes.”

Fortunately, you can use herbs to safely lower – or even banish – the annoying distractions that come with “the change.” Two of the best are chasteberry and black cohosh.

Chasteberry comes with a bonus, too. Studies show it acts on your body’s estrogen receptors. That’s great news when estrogen is in short supply.

And speaking of estrogen…

Restore Your Natural Balance With Phytoestrogens

I’m not usually a big fan of soy, largely because of its estrogenic effect. But when it comes to women’s change, I take a slightly different stand.

When your body is making less estrogen, you may need more to feel “normal” again. One of the safest and easiest ways to get back to “normal” is to use soy.

Soy isoflavones are plant products – called phytoestrogens – that act like estrogen. So they can help your body can regain its balance. In fact, a team at Toronto Hospital found that nothing beats phytoestrogens for naturally relieving the effects of low estrogen levels.

And that just leaves us with dryness and discomfort. Fortunately, there’s a “fix” for that, too.

Vitamin E to the Rescue

To help keep your vaginal tissue moister and more comfortable, use vitamin E capsules.

Longer foreplay – besides being pleasurable – can also help increase lubrication. And you can use a commercial water-based lubricant during intercourse.

The bottom line is that there’s no reason any generally healthy woman – of any age – shouldn’t enjoy a fulfilling sex life. And when you put all these ideas together, you have a blueprint that should help you get there.

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Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a board certified medical physician and modern day pioneer in the world of alternative men’s health and nutritional science. Using a unique combination of modern “Western” medicine and traditional holistic healing practices, Dr.Woliner has revolutionized men’s health care treatments for many of today’s most common male health concerns – specializing in alternative treatments for Prostate enlargement (BPH) and a myriad of erectile concerns and men’s sexual health issues.

Visit Dr. Woliner and the rest of the team at Best Life Herbals.


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Seg

I'm surprise this article did not mention Testosterone, yes even for women.. Also i won't recommend Soy, those isoflavones are a potent endocrine disrupter plus the majority of soy products are GMO.

DIET , EXERCISE & SLEEP are also a big part of the equation, along with hormone testing to see what your levels are. In severe cases Bio identical hormones might be required..

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Anonymous

THIS ARTICLE IS "PROSOY".THERE ARE AS MANY "ANTI SOY" COMMENTARIES USUALLY EXPRESSED SOMEWHAT MORE VEHEMENTLY AND NONE MORE SO THAN JOHN THOMAS IN HIS BOOK "YOUNG AGAIN. AS FOR ME,DEAL ME OUT OF ANYTHING GMO,EVEN IF OUR EVER LOVING,GOD FEARING FDA PROHIBITS EVEN MENTIONING THE WORD.

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Anonymous

i seem to like it each day that i get it..you have a good partner..and you can adjust to it...it makes it easy..when you i iove him then you could make him happy..

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R Vasudevan

Desire for sex springs from youthfulness of age when one can aid reproduction. This is the law of nature. When your body is no longer able to produce the quality and quantity of juices, naturally, the desire for sex wanes. The spirit may be willing but the flesh is incapable when you are old. Added to this is the damage done to your looks by the process of aging. You become progressively unattractive to the opposite sex other than abiding friendship that has developed over a long period of companionship. Love at first sight is possible only when one is young. However, no harm in indulging in sex by the sheer strength of your libido at any age, not propped up by any artificial means, both mechanical and chemical. It may be appropriate to recall a joke - ( Q )which is the height of noise ? (A ) Two skeletons making love on a tin roof .

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Anonymous

I am a male aged sixty one, I am recently widowed and now dating again. I have found that the most of the woman I have been dating are very sexual. The best tip in the article is the idea of extened foreplay. And it does not have to be in the bedroom either. After I get to know a woman a while I will usually invite her to dinner at my home and cook for her. I also put on some music and we slow dance. Again it is all part of foreplay and great fun to boot.

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