Better Sex after 50...

Most of us don’t really like talking about sex and we certainly aren’t excited about discussing sexual “issues” with our partners.  So here’s a little article that covers some things to consider if you are over 50.

Having better sex after 50 involves a combination of physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors. Here are some tips to help improve your sexual health and experience:

1. Maintain Physical Health

  • Exercise Regularly: Engaging in regular physical activity can enhance overall fitness, boost energy levels, and improve cardiovascular health, which is crucial for sexual function.  It can also make you feel better about yourself and your body which is a critical element to feeling comfortable when having Sex in your senior years.
  • Eat a Balanced Diet: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats supports overall health, including sexual health.  it goes without saying that we should all get trace minirals (the ones you can get from your diet anymore), take an all natural Vitamin D, consider taking some of the newest anti-aging supplelments like Reveratrol and NMN – of course you really should talk to someone “in the know” like Dr. Adrian de la Torre or whichever doctor you feel like you can communicate with the most comfortably.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking enough water is essential for overall bodily function and sexual health especially after the age of 50.  Here’s an article you might want to check out about hydration and seniors.

2. Manage Health Conditions

  • Consult a Doctor: Regular check-ups can help manage conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, which can affect sexual function.
  • Medications: If you’re experiencing issues like erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness, talk to your doctor about possible treatments, including medications or lubricants.  Try to stick with as many naturals as you can when it comes to treatments – not that pharmaceuticals can or should be eliminated all together but take any and all medications after learning about their side effect and considering all natural alternatives.  Here’s a link to a page about CBD Lubricants for sex that you might want to check out (just be sure to select a product that’s been formulated for use during sex or you could cause yourselfl irritation or have issuies with your condoms).

3. Hormonal Health

  • Hormone Therapy: For some, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help manage symptoms of menopause or low testosterone levels.  Hormone implants such as the bioidentical hormone “Biote” or “SottoPelle”.  Discuss this with your Gynocologist which btw you need to continue seeing throughout your life even AFTER a hysterectomy. 
  • Natural Supplements: Some people find benefit from natural supplements like maca root, ginseng, or DHEA, but be sure to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement.

4. Emotional and Mental Well-being

  • Stress Management: High stress levels can negatively impact libido. Techniques like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can help manage stress.
  • Sleep: Ensure you get enough quality sleep, as fatigue can decrease sexual desire and performance.
  • Mental Health: Address issues like anxiety and depression, which can affect sexual health. Counseling or therapy may be beneficial.  One of the most disruptive issues for both women and men is Body dysmorphic disorder.  This can be a serious issue when it comes to sex so stop obsessing about how you look as you will be surpirsed when you hear that other’s do not see you that same, negative way!  Consider consulting a professional.  Mental Health issues includling Body dysmorphic disorder can be addressed online now so you don’t even have to go in for an appointment.

5. Communication and Relationship

  • Open Communication: Talk openly with your partner about your needs, desires, and any concerns you may have.
  • Emotional Intimacy: Foster a deep emotional connection with your partner. Emotional closeness can enhance physical intimacy.

6. Explore and Experiment

  • Variety: Trying new positions, techniques, or sexual activities can keep things exciting.
  • Sex Toys: Consider incorporating sex toys to enhance pleasure.
  • Education: Read books or attend workshops about sexual health and techniques.

7. Stay Sexually Active

  • Regular Activity: Engaging in regular sexual activity can help maintain sexual function.
  • Solo Sex: Masturbation can help you stay in touch with your sexual needs and desires.

8. Manage Expectations

  • Realistic Expectations: Understand that changes in sexual function are normal as you age. Focus on the quality of the experience rather than just performance.

9. Professional Help

  • Sex Therapist: Consulting a sex therapist can help address specific issues and improve sexual satisfaction.
  • Couples Therapy: If relationship issues are affecting your sex life, couples therapy can be beneficial.

By addressing these aspects, you can enhance your sexual health and have a more fulfilling sex life after 50.

One last thing to consider, if you do feel like there’s something about you that you’re not happy with, there’s no reason you shouldn’t consider a med spa treatment.  Many of the people that come to DrTen20 in Dana Point do so becuase they feel the same way and it’s nothing to be ashamed about AT ALL.  Everyone has a little minor thing here or there that they really dislike and the good news is most if not all of those issues can be minimized with BOTOX or Fillers or Chemical Peels or even Stem Cell Treatments.

Life is too short  to obsess about how you feel about yourself *and miss out on a healthy sexual life), becuase those negative feelings definately translate into your intimacy not being all that it could be.

Come in for a complimentary consultation at DrTen20 located in Dana Point where you’ll get some professional beauty advice. That will give you a chance to take a look at our advanced treatments designed to rejuvenate your skin and enhance your natural beauty.  There’s actually no obligation to buy anything at all….just call us for a complimentary appointment today…what have you got to lose?  949.489.1317