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Sexuality In Later Life

Most older people want and are able to lead - an active, satisfying sex life. With age, women do not ordinarily lose their physical capacity for orgasm nor men their capacity for erection and ejaculation.

There is, however, a gradual slowing of response, especially in men - a process currently considered part of "normal" aging, but perhaps eventually treatable or even reversible. A pattern of regular sexual activity (which may include masturbation) helps to preserve sexual ability. When problems occur, they should not be viewed as inevitable, but rather as the result of disease, disability, drug reactions, or emotional upset and as requiring medical care.

Normal Physical Changes With Age

Women generally experience little serious loss of sexual capacity due to age alone. Those changes that do occur--mainly in the shape, flexibility, and lubrication* of the vagina can usually be traced directly to lowered levels of the hormone estrogen during and after menopause. Older men often notice more distinct changes in sexual functioning, although these vary greatly from man to man. It may take somewhat longer to attain an erection than when young (usually a matter of a few minutes more after stimulation). The erection may not be quite as firm or as large as in earlier years. There can be a shorter sensation that an ejaculation is about to occur. Finally, the loss of erection following orgasm may be more rapid, followed by a longer period of time before an erection is again possible.

*One simple way to increase lubrication is to apply water-soluble surgically (but not petroleum jelly) to the vaginal area.

Effects of Illness or Disability

The incidence of illness and disability increases with age. Although they can affect sexuality in later life, even the most serious diseases rarely warrant stopping sexual activity. Heart disease, especially if a heart attack has occurred, leads many older people to give up sex altogether for fear of causing another attack. Yet the risk of death during sexual intercourse is very low. Although a doctor's advice is needed, sex usually can and should be resumed an average of 12 to 16 weeks after a heart attack, depending on physical conditioning. An active sex life may in fact decrease the risk of a future heart attack.

Diabetes' is one of the few diseases that can cause impotence (a loss of the ability to achieve and maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse). Once diabetes is diagnosed and controlled, however, potency may be restored. Impotence and other sexual problems have causes that can be treated or corrected which various devices and procedures.

Stroke rarely damages physical aspects of sexual function, and it is unlikely that sexual exertion will cause another stroke. Using assist body functions can help make up for any weakness of paralysis that may have occurred

Arthritis Joint pain due to rheumatoid arthritis can limit sexual activity. Surgery and drugs can relieve these problems, but in some cases the medicines used can decrease sexual desire. Exercise, rest, warm baths, and changes in position and timing of sexual activity (such as avoiding evening and early morning hours of pain) can be helpful.

Hysterectomy is the removal of the womb. Performed correctly, a hysterectomy does not harm sexual functioning. Those women who believe they have been damaged by a hysterectomy--or men who consider their partners "less feminine" after this surgery- should seek counseling. The same is true of mastectomy , the removal of a breast. The loss of a breast can be quite upsetting because of the changes in physical appearance. Programs like "Reach to Recovery" (sponsored by the American Cancer society) are valuable in making an adjustment, as are a carefully fitted artificial breast and, in some cases, reconstructive surgery.

Prostatectomy is the removal of excess prostate tissue; This procedure rarely affects potency. Except for a lack of fluid, sexual capacity and enjoyment after a prostatectomy should return to the presurgery level. In the past, impotence was a side effect for nearly all men undergoing radical prostatectomy (removal of prostate gland). However, new surgical techniques save the nerves going to the penis so that the patient will be able to have an erection.

Alcohol Excessive drinking, which reduces potency in men and delays orgasm in women, is probably the most widespread drug-related cause of sexual problems.
Medicines such as antidepressants, tranquilizers, certain high blood pressure drugs can cause impotence. Other drugs can lead to failure to ejaculate in men and reduced sexual desire in women. Such effects are reversed when the medicine is stopped.- A doctor can often prescribe a drug with less sexual effect if he or she realizes that this is important to the patient.

Emotional and Other Problems

A common emotional problem in older men is fear of impotence. It is important to remember that all men are impotent at times due to fatigue, tension, illness, or alcohol. Usually, potency returns by itself, but if a man is too worried, he may continue to be impotent due to his fears alone.

Older couples may have the same problems that affect people of any age. In addition, reactions to physical changes with age, retirement and other shifts in lifestyle and illness can cause sexual difficulties--and can usually be helped by counseling.

Changing Attitudes

Public acceptance of sexuality in later life is gradually increasing. We can expect the day when the special aspects of sexuality in old age will become generally understood and when diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems will be refined to a much greater degree.

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