How you think about and approach sex changes as you age and find partners that you’re interested in engaging with. And unbeknownst to many people, age can also be a strong influence in sex — oftentimes negatively. Because of that, it’s important to re-frame your sexual beliefs with this in mind.
Take physical changes: Vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and weight gain can all influence how you feel about sex, as can more mental and emotional influences — forgetfulness, low libido to name just two.
Even so, our sexual interest doesn’t have to wane; what we need to do is re-frame our cultural thinking — changing our perceptions of ourselves, for example. It’s also important to keep talking to partners, and to be vocal about what we want and how we can get there. There also has to be even more of a dedication to the unity of mind and body in pursuit of sexual pleasure.
The following graphic works through the changes and how to address them in healthy sexual relationships.