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Joel Callen

7 reasons to have more sex after 60

7 reasons to have more sex after 60

If you think regular sex is just for the younger generations than you’re missing out on a whole lot of fun. It’s not only time to rethink that outdated assumption but we’ll give you seven reasons why you should be having more fun in the bedroom.

You’ll sleep better

It’s one of life’s ironies that once we reach a point in life where we have time for a sleep in, we’re fighting insomnia and night wakings.  Sex improves sleep. During arousal and orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness.

You’ll look younger

According to research by neuropsychologist David Weeks of Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Hospital, couples who have regular sex look 10 years younger. It could be because of hormones released during sex or people are generally happier with an active sex life. Or it may be because people pay more attention to health and exercise when sex is on the table.

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You’ll strengthen your relationship

A study of 500 couples aged 58 to 85 found that even after 40 years of marriage, sexually active pairs consistently report higher levels of marital satisfaction. Such an intimate act can only strengthen and reaffirm your bond. 

You’ll never have to worry about pregnancies!

That’s reason enough to do it a few more extra times.

You have the house all to yourself

There’s no children in the house anymore – in fact, they’re all grown up and have families of their own to worry about. What to do with all that time once dedicate to raising a family and building a career?

You’ll want more sex

Waning libidos is common later in life but the solution to that is actually have more sex. “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido,” says Lauren Streicher, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University.

Related link: The joys of sex after 60

You’ll feel happier

The more sex you have, the happier you are overall. A 2013 Social Indicators Research report found that people having sex two to three times a week were reportedly 33 per cent happier than those who’d had no sex in the past year,

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