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Are Aging Men Still Interested In Sex

Perhaps the findings of a recent study may be surprising to some and yet not shocking at all to others. If you are a male, you may feel relieved by the news or perhaps this just confirms what you have believed all along.

In life’s later years, men are still very interested in intimate love making. While many want to block the thought of people their grandparents age being intimate, it is happening – and really, why shouldn’t it be? This is exciting news for the aging male population!

While numerous men and women alike may feel uneasy bringing their sexual health up at the physician’s office, its one important aspect of a relationship that should not be neglected simply because we grow older.

In fact, it should be discussed more freely between patient and physician. Furthermore, according to the study’s findings, many aging men would like to be engaging in sex with their partners even more often. Perhaps with better patient-physician communication, this would be a possibility for a larger percentage of men.

Males Hardwired To Be Sexually Active Their Whole Lives

A new research study actually adds some tangible statistics to the idea that males are hardwired to be sexually active their whole lives. The study was published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine and published the findings of a study of 2,783 Australian men who were studied through 1996 to 2009.

The results are somewhat surprising – Of males ranging in age from 75 to 95, one in three men is still sexually active. The study also found that of those who are sexually active, the sexual desire for more intimacy is present in almost half. In fact, 57% said they were still satisfied with their sex lives and 43% wanted to have sex more frequently. Of all the men who reported not having sex still, 40% said they were no longer interested.

Some Disinterest In Sex Factors

So what are some of the factors that lead to a disinterest in sex and love making intimacy?

According to the study, these may include some of the following limiting factors –

  • Impotence
  • Blood pressure medications (resulting in erection problems)
  • Diabetes (which can effect circulation)
  • Beta Blockers
  • Decrease in testosterone
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partners who are not interested in, or unable, for sexual activity

Many medical experts who study the affect aging has on sexual ability, advise their patients to try and work within these limitations. You may still be sexually active despite many of these things if you and your partner take the time to find what works and what doesn’t.

Men Can Overcome Impotence More Easily

Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions is that impotence has to happen as men age. This may have been the case decades ago, but with the modern impotence medicines (like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn) available, men are able to overcome impotence more easily.

That is, if they are comfortable enough to bring it up. For this reason, many males feel more comfortable talking about this issues over the phone or online. In fact, many research professionals have found that men are more truthful about their medical health conditions when filling out an online medical assessment, than they are when visiting a doctor in a traditional face-to-face exam.

Making Intimate Love For A Healthy Relationship

No matter your age, making intimate love with your partner is a large part of maintaining a healthy and happy relationship. If health or other obstacles limit you, be creative – where there is a will there is a way!

Andrew Faix

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