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The natural health researchers at Institute for Vibrant Living (IVL) have investigated the natural methods of preserving sexual prowess in the senior years. Here is their report:

When Are We Over The Hill?

If you think that sexual relationships end at 60, chances are you are younger than 60 yourself! Sexual relationships are certainly different for those over the age of 60 compared to those in their 20s, but the differences are not all negative.

Life is all about adapting to change, and that includes changes in sexual relationships too.

Youngsters may struggle with peer pressure and the issues of when to begin a sexual relationship, and who with! Afterwards they may be burdened with regret and feelings of guilt.

Men may feel pressured to perform and younger women are subconsciously aware that a sexual relationship may lead to pregnancy. They may desperately want to be pregnant, or desperately want to avoid it!

Older Can Be Wiser with Effort

In later years, with the right partner, older couples are free from these pressures. They are free to focus on simply making each other feel good.

With more time to spend together enjoying country walks, dinner without kids and extra holidays or romantic cruises, sexually the over-60s have never had it so good.

However, a good sex life, like many other aspects of a relationship, needs to be worked on.

Taking one another for granted, becoming bored (or boring!), being inhibited by the thoughts of old age and possibly enjoying less than perfect health can all lead to couples missing out on the sheer joy of sex.

A Deeper Relationship

Instead, consider the positive side of being over 60. You know that the partner you are with looks beyond skin deep and loves and respects you for the person you are.

Both parties need to accept that the days of hot bodies and toned muscles are not what they were. Make time for each other and allow love to be rekindled. Our bodies change, but that does not mean you cannot share a good sexual relationship in later life.

In later life, sex becomes more than just a physical act. It is a way to connect and give pleasure. It reflects love, respect and desire on a deeper plane. Sex is no longer the central reason for a relationship and over 60s in new relationships can take their time getting to know each other before making it sexual.

Stoke Up the Furnace

Getting warmed up physically can take longer, but make that a positive pleasure, not a negative.

Love-making can start with appreciative touches and noticing what the other is wearing.

Dance together; leave sexy notes and kiss long and slow. When work is no longer calling, mornings can be a far better time for leisurely love-making than at night when we are full and sleepy.

If you need to use a sexual lubricant, make it part of the foreplay.

For the over 60s, a sexual relationship is very important to psychological well-being. Having a sexual partner means that you still feel desirable.

Physical touch is important and the act of unhurried sex can include caressing, massage and a level of intimacy which makes bodies feel young and revitalized.


A good relationship which is balanced both in and out of the bedroom is what keeps love alive. It is governed by a positive mental attitude to ageing gracefully.

Accept that life is going to change with the passing of years but allow it to lead to new discoveries.

Having sex when you are over 60 can be far more rewarding than in earlier life. Sex may be different when you are over 60, but it can also be better!

Article Source: Articlesbase

About the Author: David Flores is a natural health researcher for Institute for Vibrant Living, a leading source for all-natural supplements, vitamins, and minerals for many health and nutrition challenges.  To learn more about the products offered by the Institute for Vibrant Living visit

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