For us as men, sex is an important aspect of our life. Some men may also say that sex is essential. Our eagerness and ability to make love always remains within us till we die, but as we get older, our bodies start to change – and it’s not in a good way.
When we reach our 50s, our ability to be aroused and also our endurance in bed diminishes. These sorts of changes have a big impact on our sex life. What you once you could do with ease, you no longer can, as your body doesn’t move in the same way that it used to.
These are 5 key differences in your sex life in your 50s.
- Erectile Dysfunction or ED
A common problem for men in their 50s is erectile dysfunction. Don’t know what erectile dysfunction is? Mayo Clinic describes erectile dysfunction or ED as “the inability to keep an erection firm enough for sex.”
ED can be caused by stress or mental problems. Some other causes for ED are:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Sex Drive Fades Away
Another difference you will notice when you are in your 50s is that your sex drive starts to fade away slowly as you get older. This is because your body will decrease the production of sex hormones which in turn result in a loss of sex drive.
Some men may have different experiences when it comes to sex drive but the major is determined by mental health. Your mind and body both work together, and if you’re struggling with your mental health it can be a contributor. Another factor may be side effects from medication.
Whatever the cause, you can be sure to experience this when you reach your 50s.
- Return of Premature Ejaculation
A lot of men experience premature ejaculation, even in their teens. But if you thought that you’ve conquered premature ejaculation, think again. When you’re in your 50s, you may notice the return yet again.
Now don’t panic. There are treatments to help with this. Urology Health lists the types of treatments as follows:
- Physiological therapy – addressing negative feelings and emotions that lead to problems with sexual relationships.
- Behavioral therapy such as the Squeeze Method and the Stop-Start Method.
- Medical therapy such as drugs and numbing creams.
- Sexual Attraction Changes
Another difference in your sex life as a 50-year-old is that your sexual attraction to your partner may decrease. No, I’m not saying that you will no longer love your partner. What I mean is that your sex attraction or in other words your sex life with your partner may change.
When you were in your prime, you could easily get aroused by looking at almost every woman. But as you grow older, you may find it a bit difficult to be aroused as much as you could before.
Also, things such as ED plays a vital part in sexual attraction and can also contribute to low self-esteem. Don’t let that be a show stopper.
So I Can’t Enjoy Sex Anymore?
To answer that, you can enjoy sex. It’s just that things will seem different. If you’re in your 50s and already experiencing these things then you can relate to this article.
If you’re still in your teens, 20s, 30s, or even 40s, don’t be discouraged after reading this. There are treatments to these and also be sure to look after your health now.