Senior Sex and Intimacy Directory
Sex in the senior years brings with it many benefits and occasionally some problems. These problems may include erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, painful sex, and more. Sometimes, simple steps can help, such as more foreplay or using a lubricant. For some, when sex is not possible, intimacy may include other forms of romance. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how aging affects sex and intimacy, what conditions can affect your sexuality, and much more.
Erectile Dysfunction and Intimacy
It's important to remain intimate with a partner while coping with erectile dysfunction.
Sex and Aging
People seem to want and need to be close to others. As we grow older, many of us also want to continue an active, satisfying sex life. But the aging process may cause some changes.
Sex and Menopause
Menopause and postmenopause may affect your sex drive. Find out more from WebMD.
Low Testosterone and Your Sex Drive
Some men experience a low sex drive and erectile dysfunction because of declining testosterone levels. WebMD explains the connection between hormones and sex drive.
sex in the golden years
Old age can bring new sexual challenges, but it can also bring new sexual pleasures
Romance After 60
Seniors, when it comes to sex, use it or lose it, says a noted sex educator. 'You should continue to have good sex for the same reason you should continue to get good exercise: It's taking care of yourself,' she says.
Guess Who's 60 -- and Sexy?
'Sixty is just a wonderful time of life,' says Hollywood icon Ann-Margret, who just passed that milestone. She talks with us about exercise, the importance of osteoporosis screening, and other secrets to aging gracefully.
Sex After Heart Disease: When Is It Safe to Get Back in the Saddle?
You've been treated for heart disease, and now you've got a new lease on life. But does that mean it's safe to have sex?
How Erections Change as You Age
Men's health expert Steven Lamm, MD, discusses how erections change as men age.
Sexual Arousal: What to Expect as You Age
Sexual therapist Michael Perelman says sex can get better with age.
Erection Problems and Your Overall Health
Men's health expert, Steven Lamm, MD, explains how ED can be a sign of health problems.
Does Sexual Desire Wane at Age 50?
Dr Ruth explains why losing desire for sex after 50 is not automatic.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Sex-Drive Killers
WebMD takes a look at things that can make you lose interest in sex. Check out these common sex-drive killers.
Slideshow: Pictures and Facts About STDs
See what herpes, genital warts, the clap, chlamydia, scabies, HIV/AIDS, and other STDs look like. Find out their symptoms and what you can do.