You may have heard that the new thirty is forty. Yet, did you stop and think that this also means that women who are forty and over the age of forty are having sex. What is more that many of these women are still enjoying sex? Yes, there are many myths when it comes to women and sex after forty years of age. Here are a few of those myths, according to the website, Web MD.
Myth: You Still Need Sex, Even After The Age Of Forty
Yes, most women after the age of forty aren’t planning to have babies. Women won’t physically die if they aren’t having sex. However, women still need sex. Sex helps bring joy and satisfaction into one’s life. Sex also helps one emotional and physical health. Sex will help the blood to flow better and help get the heart pumping.
Myth: Women After Forty Are UnDesirable
The idea that women who are forty and older are undesirable is a big myth. Women of the age of forty and women who are older than forty are as attractive and some are more than attractive than women who are younger. Women of this age can also be physically fit, as well. Age does not define the state of one’s attractiveness. This comes with how one treats themselves, cares for themselves, and carries themselves.
Myth: The Body Isn’t A Sexual Being Once It Enters The Perimenopause Stage Of Life.
Yes, perimenopause can affect one’s sex life. It can cause mood changes and dryness in the vagina. However, both of these can be dealt with and one can continue enjoying a great sex life. Mood changes can be dealt with through time, stress reduction techniques, taking time for one’s self, and extra attention from one’s partner. Dryness can be treated with lubricants such as KY Jelly. One can also stimulate their sex life through self-stimulation and vibrators that can be used alone or with their partners. If one does find that perimenopause is affecting their sex life, their doctor can help them discover treatments that can help.
Myth: Sex Drive Drops As You Age
No, normally the sex drive does not drop as you age. Yes, life and responsibilities may take up your time. They may make it harder for you to have time for sex. They may also make you more tired and therefore you aren’t always able to perform as you would like. Yet, age itself does not usually play a part in one’s sex drive. Health can play a part in sex drive. This can include certain health conditions such as thyroid disorder and certain medications that one may be taking such as antidepressants or hormone treatments. If you notice a big drop in your sex drive, don’t use age an excuse. See your doctor to find out the real cause.
Yes, forty may be the new thirty. It is also the age in which most women are still enjoying sex. If you are forty and find that you don’t fall in that category, stop and consider why. You may also want to talk to your doctor and discover the reason why.