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If you’re in your 50s and reading this article, there’s a good chance that you’re curious about having a healthy sex life. You might be thinking of ways to get back into the swing of things after being with the same partner for so many years. Or maybe you’ve noticed a change in your body or desire for sexual activity and are trying to figure out how best to handle it. Either way, we’re here to help!
In this post, we’ll share five ways that people in their 50s can have healthy sex lives without compromising their bodies or identities. We’ll also give some helpful tips on how to keep your relationship fresh after decades together.
1. Try to communicate openly with your partner.
Communication is key to a healthy sex life. Once you’ve talked about each other’s needs, talk about how to meet those needs. If you’re feeling like you’re not getting what you need in the bedroom, don’t be afraid to ask for it—and don’t forget to let your partner know when something feels good too!
You should also feel free to say no if an activity isn’t working for you or make sure that your partner knows what they can do differently if they want more from the experience as well. The same goes for saying yes: if one of your fantasies has been long-simmering and finally makes its way into reality with someone new (for example, maybe you’ve always wanted to try a tantric massage in London), then go ahead and share it! Your partner might surprise (and delight) you with how enthusiastically he or she responds.
In addition, communication requires listening carefully and respecting each other’s boundaries at all times — whether physical or emotional. If there’s something that makes someone uncomfortable during sex but doesn’t necessarily stop them from enjoying themselves entirely; for example, maybe being kissed passionately on every inch of their body would be great, except when their breasts are involved because it makes them feel self-conscious about their size difference between partners? That person shouldn’t have any problem asking their partner not to do anything more than kissing on other parts instead!
2. Understand your sexual anatomy
- Understand Your Sexual Anatomy
Sexuality is a healthy way to be intimate with yourself, an important aspect of your health, and an essential component of how you treat other people. Understanding your sexual anatomy can help you understand how to take care of yourself, as well as how to be good in bed with your partner.
- What is sexual anatomy? The genitals are only part of the picture when it comes to sex. Sexually speaking, anything that has to do with pleasure or reproduction can be considered part of your sexual anatomy. How can you learn more about my own sexual anatomy? Reading about it online may help but there’s nothing like hands-on experience! You can try out different techniques using your own fingers or a dildo while looking at pictures in books or on websites. If you also want to explain this new knowledge to a partner, it’s easier than ever before because we all have access through technology like Google searches plus our smartphones which allow us to access 24/7 via apps like My Health Record, where we store our medical records – so why not add some educational information too!
3. Keep stress in check
Stress is one of the biggest causes of sexual dysfunction. It’s a major factor in erectile dysfunction, a decline in libido, and a decrease in arousal and desire. If your sex life isn’t what it used to be, you might want to ask yourself what else is going on in your life besides your partner or relationship.
If you’re feeling stressed out and having trouble sleeping at night because of it, consider this: sleep deprivation can also cause a lack of libido and difficulty with orgasm (and even erectile dysfunction). Try getting more sleep than usual until you feel less stressed out about work or whatever else is going on with your life.
4. Find a moment for romance and intimacy.
It’s easy to focus on the negative aspects of ageing, but you can do small things that will help keep your sex life healthy as well. One way is by finding a moment for romance and intimacy with your partner.
It may seem silly to talk about romance and intimacy when you have just finished a long day at work and want nothing more than to sit down with a glass of wine or beer, but this is the perfect time for it. Think about how important it was when you were younger to go out on dates or spend time together once in a while just hanging out at home or going out for dinner. If there is no one special in your life right now, then take yourself out on an adventure! You don’t need permission from anyone else; just go find something fun that makes you happy!
5. Don’t forget about active rest
For the most part, we’re all familiar with what it means to be active. We walk upstairs, go for a jog at lunchtime and lift weights in the gym. But what about being active in other ways?
Active rest is a form of exercise that doesn’t focus on your muscles or heart rate—instead, it aims to relax your mind and body. It could be something as simple as listening to music while doing chores around the house or taking a warm bath with some fragrant oils added for aromatherapy benefits. You can even do this at night before bedtime! If you feel like getting out into nature but don’t want to hike uphill for hours on end (or if you’re injured), there are plenty of easy hiking trails that offer beautiful views without requiring lots of energy from hikers. There’s no reason why we can’t continue having fun with our partner(s) well into our 50s! It’s just another way of keeping things fresh between couples who have been together for decades; sometimes, sex may not always be the best option when trying new things together–and if both parties agree, then there shouldn’t be any issues either way 🙂
Sex can get better with age…
- Your body is much more relaxed and you are more comfortable with your body
- Your body is more flexible
- You are more confident about what you like, what turns you on and how to communicate that to your partner(s)
- You can communicate with your partner(s) more openly
- You can be more playful, creative and adventurous
Remember, it’s never too late to have a healthy sex life. And even if your 50s aren’t looking that great for your relationship, there are ways to turn things around. It’s not always easy but don’t give up!