One of the most common questions I get is, “when do people stop having sex?” As if they do. The short answer is one never needs to stop having sex and people can have great sex well past the age of 50 which seems to be the magic number when people seem to think sex stops.   The truth is that older people do not lose interest in sex and many couples have a great sex life well into their 80s and even 90s! It is important for people to remain healthy to enjoy quite possibly the best sex of their lives. Here is the thing… having sex can also keep you healthy as it releases endorphins that relieve pain, help with sleep and you’re your mood, which are all potential health issues as we age.

Now that sex between older women and younger men is no longer the taboo it once was (older men and younger women has never been taboo), sex can be that much better because sexual desire increases, generally because younger men pay attention to what they look like and this is appealing to women. Also, older women and younger men no longer get all worked up about who is paying so they can get all worked up where it counts (back to the bedroom).

Sexual health education is becoming more and more mainstream and women understand the importance of vaginal health. Many older women stop having sex because of vaginal dryness, which may lead to painful sex. I have many 50-something newly single female patients who present to my clinic who want something for their vaginal dryness because they have a desire to re-enter the dating world. During perimenopause and after menopause women may experience vaginal dryness associated with a decrease in estrogen receptors in the vaginal tissues. Using a personal moisturizer, like RepaGyn®, will not only help to make a women feel better, her vaginal tissues will heal because of the natural ingredients and she will be able to enjoy more pleasurable sex!

Sex may be a lot more fun after the age of 50 for many women. Given the hormonal challenges women face as they age, they may need a little extra assistance in experiencing orgasm. Bring on the tickle trunk! A woman is never too old to play with sex toys and often after the age of 50 has the sexual self-esteem and confidence to do so.

To tie things up, when a woman over 50 feels that her vaginal health is more youthful (such as after using a moisturizer like RepaGyn® with healing properties), there is no reason she cannot grab herself a younger man, a couple of sex toys and go have a great time getting back to the bedroom.





Maureen McGrath

Maureen McGrath

Host of the CKNW Sunday Night Health Show on Corus Radio. As a leading women's health expert and Registered Nurse, I understand the importance that sexual, vaginal, bladder and bowel health has on overall health and relationships.


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