Mayo Clinic Marketplace Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. She says that she and her husband had sex three to four times a week when the children lived at home; once they were alone they made love almost every day. The two gradually became close friends, and after his wife's death, became intimate. By Mayo Clinic Staff.
Yafi FA, et al. This "partner gap" greatly inhibits women's social and sexual activity as they reach their senior years. And while some seniors may be forced to give up strenuous sports, sex is a physical pleasure many older people readily enjoy.
Change the time of day you have sex to a time when you have the most energy. Feifer, Eric. Is Medical Pot a Blessing for Seniors?
Despite these hopeful prognoses, studies show that only a fraction of the seniors who could be treated for sexual problems actually seek medical help. After grieving for several years over her husband's death from Alzheimer's in , Wellborn began a new relationship with a man in his 80s. If you feel you might be depressed, talk to your doctor or a counselor.
Wellborn and her husband were deeply in love, she says. Because it might take longer for you or your partner to become aroused, take more time to set the stage for romance. Waite LJ, et al. Bortz, 70, author of three books on healthy aging as well as several studies on seniors' sexuality. Follow Us On.