Fantasies can help rev up your sex life. Myths, on the other hand, can stop desire dead in its tracks. Such myths aren't the legends from classical history. They're the stories we tell ourselves and each other to support the notion that older people shouldn't, can't, and wouldn't want to have sex. This type of myth, however, bears as little relationship to reality as do the fanciful sagas of ancient gods and goddesses.
For women, sexuality changes with age but doesn’t disappear
Anatomy and physiology of ageing 8: the reproductive system | Nursing Times
But it does make me wonder about the future. Is there a time when sex will no longer be on the agenda? And can we—should we—change that? Shifren points out that the research letter did not find that sex was more satisfying for women who stated it was important to them, just that they were more likely to remain sexually active. There are many reasons why sex may slow down for women when they get older, not least of which is menopause. As a result, women may experience.
Age brings about changes to the male and female reproductive systems that lead to loss of fertility and the physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause and andropause. In men and in women, middle age brings about changes to the reproductive system that eventually lead to infertility — although men stay fertile for longer. These changes are partly due to dramatic fluctuations in the production of sex hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. In the perimenopause and menopause, most women experience physical and psychological symptoms that can be extremely disruptive. Although less dramatic, the changes prompted in men by the andropause can lead to erectile dysfunction and a loss of libido.
Aging changes in the female reproductive system result mainly from changing hormone levels. One clear sign of aging occurs when your menstrual periods stop permanently. This is known as menopause.