Jump to content. Getting older inevitably brings changes to our bodies, some visible on the outside and others less obvious. And participants also said they were having solo sex, with more than one-third of year-old women saying they had masturbated in the past four weeks. Among year-old women it was just under one-fifth and just over one-tenth of year-olds. As we get older, testosterone levels decline in both women and men, which can affect sexual desire.
When it comes to your clitoris, use it or lose it (seriously) – SheKnows
The clitoris is a nub of spongy tissue at the front of the vagina. Recent research reveals that much of the clitoris is internal, having 4-inch roots that reach into the vagina. When sexually aroused it fills with blood, and the bundle of nerves in the tissue becomes sensitive to touch. Clitoral atrophy occurs when the clitoris stops responding to sexual arousal and no longer functions as it should. The clitoris can even disappear.
Yes, you can have better sex in midlife and in the years beyond
Sexuality exists in one form or another throughout life. It begins with birth and ends with death. Sexual feelings, desires and activities are present throughout the life cycle.
Even if, as the saying goes, the brain is a woman's most important sex organ, we can't deny the role our bodies play—especially as we get older. Satisfying sex depends on several things: presence of desire, arousal, absence of pain, and an ability to reach orgasm. After menopause, libido declines, and changes in our bodies can make it difficult to get aroused, painful to have intercourse, and impossible to climax. It's little wonder that many women become dissatisfied with sex, and some avoid intimacy entirely. Several years ago, a large national survey found that sexual activity fell precipitously with age.