How To Cope With A Diminished Sex Drive At 55
When young, and under the authority of our parents, the only thing we look forward to is outgrowing their authority and living by our rules. In as much as we feel like our dream takes forever to actualise, it eventually happens, and before we know it, old age is staring at us and just about to strike. Menopause and old age brings with it a couple of challenges, including a few problems related to performance in the bedroom. Men too have a share of their sexual problems that come as they age.
The good news is; both men and women can still enjoy sex at 55 and beyond. You and your partner just need to learn a few ropes to make sure that nothing stops you from having the best sexual encounters. Diminished sex drive is one of the things that men and women have to deal with as they grow old. Here, we show you how to cope and improve your situation.
Keep communication lines open
The most fruitful relationships have one thing in common – open communication lines. In these unions, each one knows that he or she can discuss anything with his or her significant other, and this includes matters sexual performance. The moment you realise that you are struggling to enjoy sex make it known to your partner so that a solution can be found as soon as possible. Failure to do so spells doom in your relationship. In the worst case scenarios, sex will become a thing of the past for the both of you.
Watch your diet
At 50 years and above, you cannot afford to eat carelessly. If you have never watched your diet, there isn’t a better time to do so. Consider eating foods that are friendly to your hormones as well as your sex drive. They include fatty fish such as tuna and salmon, red meat (from grass-fed animals), spinach, oysters, chocolate, green tea, and red wine and so on. Stay clear of junk food, cigarette, and alcohols – they impair your sexual functioning.
Sex and medical experts advise men and women to exercise at least three times per week. Any physical exercise is good for your general wellbeing and your libido. Sedentary individuals who begin to engage in any form of physical exercises must witness improvement in their libido after some time – as long as they are consistent. Exercises are good for the following reasons:
- When you begin to exercise on a regular basis, you start to look and feel better, which in turn helps to improve your body image
- All forms of exercise promote increased the flow of blood to the genitals – both in the long run and short term. Increased circulation improves lubrication, and in turn, better sex.
- Exercises help to beat stress which has been named as one of the leading killers of libido in women – and men too.
Speak to your doctor
If you are already experiencing low performance in the bedroom, consider speaking to your doctor. He or she may prescribe libido medications, or advise you accordingly.
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