The need for love and sexual intimacy does not decrease with age. Nevertheless, with ageing, the body undergoes certain changes that may have some effects on sexual health.
There is a misconception that sex dies a natural death. This is dispelled by a study conducted by the National council of Aging in the United States where it was reported that 71% of men in their 60’s and 57% of men in their 70’s engaged in sexual activity at least once a month.
The expression of sexuality among older adults results in a higher quality of life achieved by fulfilling a natural desire. Sexual orgasm relieves anxiety and contributes to the general well-being of older adults. Sexual relationships can provide love, loyalty, passion, affection, self-esteem, and affirmation of continued functioning, all of which can serve as motivating factors for continued or improved quality of life.

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