There is a big misconception that the older you get, the less interested in sex you become. While there may be some decline in libido as we age as a result of changing hormones or decrease in energy, this misconception simply is not true. The fact of the matter is, people have active sex lives well into their later years. What it boils down to is there is absolutely no limit on sexuality. Here are some things that all women over 50 should remember when it comes to sex.
Sexual Satisfaction Often Relies on the Quality of the Relationship
Remember some of the encounters you had when you were younger? How many of those encounters were satisfying? Half of them? Less than half? A lot of it has to do with the (im)maturity of the relationship at the time. Many women find they get greater satisfaction from their partner--particularly if they have been together for a while--than they ever did when they were younger. Most women over 50 who have regular intercourse find their sex lives much more satisfying than when they were in their forties.
Many Post-Menopausal Women Find Increased Interest in Sex
Another commonly held myth is that once women reach menopause, their interest in sex takes a nosedive. This is actually completely the opposite of what happens. After menopause, many women find their interest in sex ticks up a notch. It is due in large part to the shift in the ratio of testosterone to estrogen and progesterone.
No Pregnancy Worries Can Lower Inhibitions
When you're not worried about a potential pregnancy, a lot of those mental and psychological barriers can fall away. It can lead to a renewed interest in sex and increase passion in the bedroom. It goes hand-in-hand with the security of the relationship mentioned earlier. When you feel more relaxed and more in sync with your partner, you can enjoy your bedroom time even more.
You Can Slow Down and Take Your Time: No More Hurried Sex
After years of sneaking away for a quickie between episodes of Sesame Street, it can be hard to break the habit. However, one of the things that women over 50 benefit from the most when it comes to sex is fewer worries about interruptions. Women over 50 are less likely to have kids needing them always. There is no middle of the night awakenings from littles that leave you exhausted and dragging the next day. Ultimately, it means that you and your partner have the opportunity to do something you may not have done in a long time: take your time and really enjoy one another. Use this newfound freedom as an opportunity to explore one another and introduce new ideas into the bedroom. Sensual massage, games, or even a sexy bedroom kit can be positively liberating.
You Know What you Want
One of the things that all women over 50 should remember when it comes to sex is you know what you want. You've been there, done that. You've gotten to know the way your body hums in response to certain things, and you own it. Just another reason why sex after 50 is even better than at any other age.
You're Financially Stable
It's amazing how much more enjoyable you can find sex when you're not worrying about little things. Like whether you have enough money in the bank to buy groceries this weekend. Or what you're going to do if the furnace breaks. Financial stability is extremely liberating in so many ways, but it definitely bleeds over into the bedroom. Or actually any room of your paid-off house. It gives you more flexibility to buy that sexy lingerie. Furthermore, when you're over 50 you're likely to have more disposable income which can be used on romantic weekends away or dinner dates
You're Much More Confident
Confidence is sexy. And this goes along with knowing what you want. After a certain age, we have little patience for wasting our time, and this also bleeds over into the bedroom. Typically, women over 50 tend to be more vocal about what they like and don't like, and that can lead to some very satisfying bedroom encounters.
They say 50 is the new 40. This is true in so many ways, but particularly true when it comes to being a woman over 50 in regards to sex. We are living in an era where sex is no longer taboo. We have already explored ourselves and our partners, so we know what we want. We are still open for further exploration if it helps amp things up between the sheets. The fact is, women over 50 have better sex than ever before. Now work it. Own it. Go get yours.