Don’t believe the rumours – you CAN have a satisfying sex life no matter your age. Of course as we grow older the hurdles get higher, but anticipating and preparing for them can help you come out on top.
Contrary to popular belief, couples in their 60s, 70s and even 80s still have sex. It’s natural, normal and even healthy. But how can you ensure a long lifetime of rewarding sex for both you and your partner? Follow these top tips from Kegel8…
Wave Goodbye to Vaginal Dryness
Nearly 1 in 5 women experience problems with vaginal dryness during sex. It can be caused by a variety of reasons including lack of libido, insufficient foreplay, stress and more.
For older women, vaginal dryness can be partly blamed on the menopause. The decrease in oestrogen and collagen during the menopausal process lowers the amount of natural lubrication present in the vagina. Luckily, there are a number of alternatives you can try to escape from the Sahara!
Lubricants, oestrogen gels and pessaries are amongst the most popular forms of vaginal dryness treatments. But, did you know there's another way to recover sensation down there? Kegels can help to increase intimate sensations and boost orgasms. Unfortunately, the older you are, the harder it is to master pelvic floor exercises. But this is where Kegel8 can help you...
The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Floor Toner features three specially-designed programmes to help you regain intimate sensation and confidence. The Ultra 20 is a revolutionary electronic pelvic floor toner that harnesses your body's natural electric signals to stimulate the muscles in your pelvic floor to contract and relax, giving you an effective pelvic floor workout whilst you relax.
Eradicate Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction affects 1 in 10 men in the UK. Severely impacting sexual health, erectile problems are extremely common, especially for men aged over 40. Caused by a number of physical or emotional reasons, erectile dysfunction can be effectively treated.
The little blue pill, Viagra, often comes to mind when sourcing a treatment for erectile dysfunction. But did you know there's a natural way to relieve erectile dysfunction?
Pelvic floor exercises are recognised as a first-line treatment for improving erectile dysfunction in men. Kegels have even been proven to be as effective as surgery! These exercises help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which are the muscles in charge of sexual activity. Improving the strength of your pelvic floor muscles can improve erections, orgasms and ejaculations!
Unfortunately, the older you are, the harder it is to master pelvic floor exercises. But this is where Kegel8 can help...
The Kegel8 V For Men Pelvic Toner is a revolutionary electronic pelvic floor toner that harnesses your body's natural electric signals to stimulate the muscles in your pelvic floor to contract and relax, giving you an effective pelvic floor workout whilst you relax.
Keep Up with Your Kegels
As mentioned above, pelvic floor exercises are vital whatever your age, but they are absolutely essential as you pass that middle age marker. Kegels can make a significant impact on your sex life and help to ensure that it lives on in its prime.
Kegels can help you to improve and maintain a strong pelvic floor. A strong and healthy pelvic floor can:
How To Exercise Your Pelvic Floor
Pelvic floor exercises should be an important part of your daily exercise routine. Want to learn how to perform a perfect Kegel exercise? Follow the Kegel8 guide:
- Sit or stand with your knees slightly apart.
- Slowly tighten your pelvic floor muscles starting with your anus (as if you're trying not to pass wind), and then tighten the muscles around your vagina.
- Squeeze both areas and lift as high as you can. Hold for five seconds, relax and repeat ten times.
- Squeeze and lift the muscles again, but this time only quickly for two seconds, relax, and repeat ten times.
- Perform these exercises three times per day to maintain a strong and healthy pelvic floor for life!
What if Kegels Don't Work?
One way in which you can guarantee the effectiveness of your Kegels is to use a biofeedback tool. Kegel8 Vaginal Cones have a unique indicator tail that allows you to see, in real-time, whether you are exercising the muscles correctly or not. As you squeeze and lift, the tail of the cone waves downwards - it's that easy! Plus, the set comes with three different weighted cones to give your pelvic floor a thorough workout, helping to build your endurance over time.
Over 30% of women cannot correctly recruit their pelvic floor muscles.
If you cannot produce an effective pelvic floor contraction, it's not the end of the line, extra help is at hand! Electrical stimulation devices, such as the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Floor Toner harness the body's natural electric signals to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles and produce an effective contraction all with the push of a button! That means that all of the guesswork is removed, and you can guarantee your pelvic floor gets a great workout every single time.
Embrace the Benefits
Intimate relationships grow extremely important as you age. With retirement and the kids flying the nest, personal relationships are a way of bringing joy and connecting to those you love. Not only that, sex brings a LOT of benefits to both you and your partner, including:
- Longer lifespan - A great sex life can add years onto your life
- Better mental and physical health - Sex burns fat, releases endorphins and reduces anxiety
- Better orgasms - As and when they come, orgasms should be easier as you certainly know your way around your body better than you did at 22
- Boost relationships - Sex can often be a chance to express the closeness of your relationship with your partner
Redefine Your End Goal
Having sex just to reach orgasm is not always achievable. That's why it's important to redefine your meaning of sex. It doesn't just have to be about intercourse, rather it can focus on your emotional pleasure, sensory pleasure and relationship pleasure. Touches, kisses and other intimate contact may be just as rewarding for the both of you.
As you age, it's completely normal for you to have different sexual abilities and needs. You may not be as comfortable with some sexual positions as you once were, but that doesn't mean you have to give up! You just need to find out what works for you. Try a variety of new or altered positions that you both find comfortable and pleasurable, taking any changes into account.
For men, try sex with the woman on top if erectile dysfunction is an issue. For women, using pillows to alter any sexual position can be helpful.
Do you have any secrets to share about improving your sexual longevity?
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