But it does make me wonder about the future. Is there a time when sex will no longer be on the agenda? And can we—should we—change that? Shifren points out that the research letter did not find that sex was more satisfying for women who stated it was important to them, just that they were more likely to remain sexually active.
For women, sexuality changes with age but doesn’t disappear
Sex and the Older Woman | Discover Health - Rush University Medical Center
I recently spoke with Dr. This is the first installment of a two-part series. The transcript has been edited for clarity and length. HealthyWomen: What happens to a woman's sexuality in middle age? Emily Jamea: During the shift to and after menopause , there are several hormonal changes, but the primary hormonal change that affects the vagina is a drop in estrogen , which is responsible for keeping the vagina elastic and lubricated. So what can happen over the long run, if you're not sexually active, is that it can atrophy since that hormone is so important in keeping the vagina elastic.
Sexual expectations and needs of middle-aged women: A qualitative study
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In case you need a reminder that every person and body is wildly different, enjoy the below story, originally published in June , wherein 47 women over the age of 47 weigh in on the state of their sex lives. No topic was off-limits. Read their illuminating responses below. Now, do we have sex a lot??? NO, but I must say when we do, it is still very good.