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how your sex life changes when you age

It’s normal for sexual desire and behavior to change as you get older.
Exploring new sexual activities and practicing good communication may help you and your partner satisfy each other.
It’s also essential to practice safe sex by using condoms during intercourse.

Changes in sexual desire and behavior throughout your life cycle are normal. This is especially true as you enter your later years. Some people buy into the stereotype that older people don’t have sex. But in fact, many people remain sexually active throughout their lives.

Intimacy and connection are still important later in life. The best predictor of sexual interest and activity in your later years may be the frequency of sexual activity when you’re younger. If sex is central to your lifestyle and happiness at age 30, it will probably still be important at age 60. Over the years, your “attachment” to your partner may become more important than “attraction.” And you may measure your relationship satisfaction more in terms of affection, security, and commitment than sexual fulfillment.

Learn how aging may affect your sexual habits — and steps you can take to enjoy a safe and satisfying sex life as you get older.