It is a scientific fact sex can be a very effective weapon against aging. It is also a scientific fact that some lucky people enjoy sex into their eighties and nineties. No doubt there are occasionally centenarians enjoying it too. The taboo surrounding the subject has to some extent been broken by some Western governments positively encouraging older people to enjoy it. The reasons are manifold.
Whatever your age, regular sex keeps you in better, well-balanced condition physically and emotionally. It promotes hormone balance, improves muscle tone, and reduces mental stresses and anxieties. The reduced level of physical and emotional stress directly enhances the stability of your immune system. The improved blood circulation in your system refreshes all your cells, delivering the nutrients they need and removing the waste and toxins they produce.
Regular orgasms release happy chemicals and hormones that serve as natural painkillers (such as oxytocin) are produced in the body providing relief from the assorted aches and pains which we are all heir to. Naturally, these compounds also drive away depression, keep you in an upbeat mood and generally help you maintain a healthy, more positive outlook about life. They also enhance your sense of social acceptance, as your positive feelings encourage you to have more interaction with other people.
That said, there is no doubt physical changes associated with aging can result in loss of sexual desire or loss of the ability to perform sexually in both sexes. Men are especially concerned about the possibility of erectile dysfunction. The good news is that more than ever there are plenty of ways to reinvigorate your libido at any age. Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is one option discussed in chapters xxx and xxx. In this chapter, i assess the efficacy of natural and pharmaceutical aphrodisiacs. But understand you’ll even better off taking a holistic approach to libido, one that takes account of diet and other lifestyle issues.
• Eat healthy foods. Good nutrition from healthy foods promotes good circulation and provides the foundation for an active sex life.
• Exercise regularly. Regular exercise helps you maintain an efficient cardiovascular system and keeps you in top shape for all your activities including sex.
• Avoid excess alcohol, drugs and tobacco. These are toxins which quickly drag down physical performance. Alcohol taken as red wine and in moderation can be healthful and can even provide aphrodisiac benefits, but too much of it will be counter-productive.
• Be interested in your partner. Intimacy is not necessarily equated with sex. Two people with low sex drives can live together as happily as a couple with high sex drives. understanding each others needs is more important than mindless, performance-driven sex.