Why sex decreases with age

The fact that sexual activity decreases with age should not only be due to health.

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Thu 11th July 2019

The number of women who regularly have sex decreases significantly with age. This is mainly due to physical causes. A British study has now examined the impact of intimate relationships, health, and psychological factors on sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women.


While research on sex during and after menopause tends to focus only on physical aspects such as hot flashes, sleep disorders, vaginal dryness and pain during sex, psychosocial factors have also been identified in the new study. These include concerns about body type, self-esteem, perceived desire, stress, mood swings, and relationship problems. The results were published in the journal Menopause.

Annual surveys of nearly 4,500 postmenopausal women showed that half of them were sexually active at the outset. Their proportion has decreased with time and sex has been described as less enjoyable. The main reason for the lack of sexual activity was the lack of a partner, especially widows. Other causes include partner erection problems, partner health, menopausal symptoms and prescribed medications. Low libido has also contributed to relationship problems, logistical problems and the perception of aging.

Dr. Stephanie Faubion, Medical Director of the North American Menopause Society, said, "Sexual health issues are more prevalent among women as they get older and partner factors play an important role in the treatment of women. 39, sexual activity and satisfaction of women. " Few women, despite the availability of effective treatments, seek one. Treatment for these problems. "Overall, only three percent of participants reported positive sexual experiences.


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