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Senior Sex Tips from Joan Price

Here are some senior sex tips that you can put into action immediately to enhance your sexual pleasure now and through the decades ahead. These tips appeared in Joan’s monthly newsletter. Subscribe now for more helpful tips, news, and other conversations about senior sex delivered to your inbox.

Senior Planet monthly Q&A

Are you aware that I answer sex questions from readers over 60 in my monthly “Sex at Our Age” column at Senior Planet? I’ve been doing this since 2014, so I’ve answered a ton of questions. Often people email me with questions and topics that I’ve answered in this column. Here are some topics I covered…

Redefine what “real sex” is!

If you were asked to define “real sex,” what would you answer? Take a moment to think about that. Does your definition of “real sex” describe the kind of sex that you’re having? The kind of sex that arouses you and brings you pleasure? The kind of sex that you really desire at this time…

Exercise Before Sex

Increasing our blood flow with physical activity isn’t only good for the heart and muscles — it’s also good for sexual function and pleasure. One of the best things we can do to speed up arousal and orgasm is to exercise for half an hour before sex. You don’t have to go all-out at the…

Sex before Food!

One of the reasons that we have trouble getting aroused and reaching orgasm is that our blood flow isn’t racing to our genitals the way it used to. If we eat before having sex, we’re making this worse, because the blood flow is going to our digestive system instead of where we want it. The…

Schedule Sex!

If we waited until sex happened spontaneously, we might never have another orgasm. Now that we’re no longer ruled by our hormones, we can’t count on our sex drive to keep us sexually active. Schedule an orgasm at least weekly. whether partnered or solo. There are myriad health benefits to the weekly orgasm, both sexual…

More Sex, More Often!

If you have difficulty with arousal and orgasm, that’s a good reason to have sex more often, not less. Here’s why: One of the primary reasons that we have trouble with arousal and orgasm is lack of blood flow to our genitals. The penis and the clitoris require blood flow for engorgement. The more you…

“Track the Tingle.”

For quicker, easier, and more satisfying arousal, figure out what time of day you feel most sexually responsive. Pay attention to how sexy you feel on waking, after coffee, or once you’ve gotten up and moved around a bit, or right after exercising or showering. You probably won’t feel aroused after a meal, when the…

Use Your Words

 I can’t tell you how many times I hear seniors say, “I wasn’t brought up to talk about sex.” Yet learning to talk about sex is the key to getting what you want — mind reading has been vastly overrated as a form of communication. As we age, most of us find that our responses,…

Responsive vs. Spontaneous Desire

I hear from readers all the time who tell me they rarely or never feel desire for sex anymore. I also hear from readers who mourn the lack of sex in their relationships because their partners don’t feel desire anymore. Let me give you a different way to think about desire: Many of us do not experience…

Talk to Your Doctor about Sex

Have you learned my “Medical Mantra” for getting help from your doctor about your sexual challenges? So many of us avoid talking to our medical professionals when we have sexual concerns because we think that whatever is interfering with our sexual pleasure or function is just a normal sign of aging, or we assume that…

Aging Sexy

I’m interviewed frequently about tips for staying sexy as we age. Here are some points I sent a reporter recently: Explore: As we age, our sexual needs and preferences may change. Where we like being touched, how we like being touched, even who we want to touch us may change. Let the changes be an…

Sex & Aging Blog

You'll find senior sex news, views, and reviews of everything from relevant books to sex toys that are especially good for folks our age at my blog about sex and aging. I've been blogging since 2005, so there's a lot of information. Scroll down the right-hand side and use the "labels" list to find topics that interest you especially. I welcome your comments on the blog and your emails to me.

 

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