Love knows no age limits, and it is important to be aware that seniors too need attention from their lifetime partner. Although the need for relationship is the same for everyone, older adults go through different things and have different desires and expectations in their union. If you are a senior in a happy relationship, good for you, but you should know one thing: it can become even better. Here are some tips that will help you with that.
Achieve real intimacy through communication
Communication is an essential part of every relationship, but it’s even more important in a senior union. Older adults go through a lot of insecurity when it comes to changes that happen to their bodies. It is better to share their thoughts, doubts, fears and desire with your partner than to bury them inside your mind, where they can only grow to become unbearable. You should also improve your communication when it comes to more touchy subjects like trying something new in bed or talking about sex in general.
Take care of your health
You might ask, what does this have to do with a relationship, but trust us, it does. If you feel better, you will share your positive emotions with your partner and improve your stamina and flexibility. Staying healthy includes two things: eating a balanced diet and exercising. The first one means you should stay away from processed foods and alcohol. As for the exercising, you can consult with your doctor about what is the best for your age and health state, but some form of aerobics or pilates is usually enough.
Go on dates
If you have been in a relationship for some time now and you’ve reached the point when you consider staying at home every night a normal part of the relationship, it is time to shake things up a bit. Cooking for your partner is nice, but you should get out more often, sit in a restaurant or go see a movie. That will give you more things to talk about and you will look forward to the alone-time much more.
Be true to your partner and yourself
Although it is normal to have some expectations, you shouldn’t fool yourself into thinking that you can do everything you could when you were younger or that you should want everything that you’ve wanted before. If there is a specific time of the day when you have more energy – that is the optimal time to have sex. If you take longer to be aroused, start with a romantic dinner, poetry, erotic literature, touching…
Don’t be afraid to experiment
Senior intercourse calls for creativity. You should try different positions to see what works best for your partner and you. If there is the issue of erectile dysfunction, try a position where a woman is on top, because hardness doesn’t play a big role there. Also, feel free to experiment with role playing, vibrators and other stimulants. There is no reason to be shy of that, sex toys in Australia are an important part of senior sex revolution that even includes hiring sex workers for home and aged care facilities.
Relationship and everything included in it (sex too) can be improved at any age, as long as you stay true to yourself and your partner and are willing to try.