4 Ways To Feel Sexy At Any Age

A sexy couple cuddling in front of a bed

(BlackDoctor.org) — As you grow older, it’s easy to lose that spark in the bedroom. Boredom, loss of adventurousness, physical ailments, and other problems can overcome even the healthiest of relationships over time, causing a loss of libido and creating emotional distance. But keeping intimacy alive can have profound effects on your life.

Research has shown that healthy people have better sex lives. Fit people enjoy sex more and have a lower chance of dealing with a sexual dysfunction that can impair their love life. If you’re experiencing a loss of intimacy, there are steps you can take to reclaim it. Here’s how to feel sexy again.

#1: Stay Healthy

To keep your libido revved up you should:

Exercise regularly. Your arousal depends in large part on how well blood flows through your body. Regular aerobic exercise can help keep the heart pumping and the blood flowing. Eat right. Maintain your health by eating a diet low in fats and sugars and high in fiber and good nutrition. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, plenty of whole grains, and a good daily amount of low-fat dairy products.

Protein should come in the form of fish, poultry, and lean meats. Sleep well. Good, healthy sleep gives your body the chance to refresh and recuperate. Stop bad habits. Alcohol and tobacco can harm sexual function and can negatively affect your overall health. Intimacy

#2: Communicate

Partners with a satisfying sex life talk to one another; those with an unsatisfying one need to talk to one another.

Voice your concerns. Tell your partner about changes in your body that worry you along with any other issues that bother you about your sex life. Describe what makes you feel good. Your partner can’t satisfy you if he doesn’t know what you desire. Don’t criticize. Focus on what he’s doing right, rather than pointing out the things he’s doing wrong. Talk at the right time. During lovemaking is the right time for discussing what you like and enjoy. Save your concerns, worries, and more negative issues for outside the bedroom. Intimacy

#3: Improve Your Own Game

Take these steps to be a better lover:

Think about sex. The brain is possibly the most important sex organ. Get your head in the game by thinking about your fantasies and desires more often. Write down your sexual fantasies and share them with your partner. Touch. Maintaining physical affection is critical to keeping a love life happy and frisky. Cuddle, hug, kiss, and hold hands often, even if you’re tired or not in the mood for sex. During lovemaking, experiment with touching your partner in ways that please and arouse him. Educate yourself. There are plenty of self-help books available that will give you tips on improving your sexual technique.

#4: Have Fun

Don’t forget that sex is supposed to be an enjoyable experience. Be sure to have fun in the bedroom (and elsewhere) by:

  • Trying out different sexual positions. The tried-and-true missionary position can become stale. Try having sex in different locations.
  • Experimenting. Take a break from intercourse. Try pleasing each other with oral sex, manual sex, massage, and caressing. Read a love poem.
  • Being inventive. Leave love notes. Try making love at different times of the day.
  • Planning an erotic getaway. Leave problems behind and visit an exotic location where you can wear as little as possible and focus exclusively on each other.

Most importantly, have sex and enjoy intimacy on a regular basis with your partner.

 

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Drive Safely Into The Golden Years

senior couple driving a motor homeDriver safety is an important and often sensitive issue for seniors. While good driving is a total-body experience, involving motor coordination as well as the senses, regular checkups is the key to staying safe behind the wheel. Stay safe on the road by taking care of your health and incorporating safe driving practices. The most important and positive action you can take is to decrease the driving risks associated with aging:

Visual decline
Get eyes checked every year and make sure that corrective lenses are current. Keep the windshield, mirrors, and headlights clean, and turn brightness up on the instrument panel on your dashboard.

Hearing loss
Have hearing checked annually. If hearing aids are prescribed, make sure they are worn while driving

Limited mobility and increased reaction time
An occupational therapist or a certified driving rehabilitation specialist can prescribe equipment to make it easier to steer the car and to operate the foot pedals.

Medications
Talk with a doctor about the effects of medications you are taking on driving ability.

Drowsiness
Sleeping well is essential to driving well. If there are problems, try to improve nighttime sleep conditions and talk with a doctor about the effect of any sleep medications on driving.

Dementia and brain impairment
If there are any signs of dementia or brain impairment, limit driving and consult a doctor.

Elderly drivers do have one advantage: experience. All those years behind the wheel are an invaluable tool when it comes to making sound driving decisions. Older drivers buckle up more frequently — and use cell phones and drive intoxicated far less — than people under 50, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration polls and other sources. Still, it’s up to the older driver to identify his or her limits and develop a suitable safe-driving plan.