Patients may believe new symptoms are a result of aging and may not report these occurrences to their physician unless the practitioner gives them an opportunity by asking questions about their sexual health, for example, about sexual activity, frequency of sexual activity, or reasoning for no sexual activity. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. Of the 1, people surveyed, just 4 percent agreed that "sex is only for younger people. Participants were aged 42 to 52 years, pre- or early perimenopausal, and not using hormonal therapies. How often do you hold hands with your partner?
Intact neurologic and vascular systems are necessary for normal arousal in women.
Sex and Aging
Intact neurologic and vascular systems are necessary for normal arousal in women. Clinical evidence has shown that 0. People feel sexier when their bodies feel better, she says. After controlling for a wide range of variables, black women reported a higher frequency of sexual intercourse than white women; Hispanic women reported lower physical pleasure and arousal; Chinese and Japanese women reported more pain and less desire and arousal than white women, although the only significant difference was for arousal. It is important for physicians to provide the opportunity to discuss these topics with their elderly patient population.