Like many aspects of sex, orgasms are always changing. You might have one night of passion that feels like an out-of-body experience. You might have another that is pleasant, but not necessarily powerful. And you might have another that is just humdrum. Should you worry? Not necessarily. While it can be frustrating to see the intensity of orgasms wane, there are many reasons why it happens, and some of these problems have simple solutions. Sometimes, people notice that their orgasms are not as strong as they were when they were younger.
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For some, that heightened satisfaction comes from having great sex; for others, it stems from the fact that while their sexual activity has decreased, so has their desire, the survey showed. The researchers surveyed a group of women between ages 40 and , with a median age of Half of the responders said they were sexually active, and most of those women said they were able to become aroused, maintain lubrication and achieve orgasm during sex, even after the age of Moreover, among sexually active women, those who were below age 55 or above 80 were the most likely to report satisfaction with their ability to achieve orgasms. The number of women who weren't sexually active but still expressed satisfaction surprised her as well. The study was the first of its size to focus exclusively on the sex lives of healthy women, a shift from previous efforts that had centered on studying women with sexual dysfunction, or tested the effects of hormone therapy on women's sex lives, Barrett-Connor said. The researchers mailed a questionnaire to 1, women who had participated in the Rancho Bernardo Study, a survey of people in a suburban California community that has been ongoing since Of these women, responded to questions about sex, "a very high participation rate for a study that asks very personal questions," Barrett-Connor said. More than half of all women surveyed said they were very or moderately satisfied with their sex life. The percentage of women who described themselves as sexually satisfied increased with age.
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Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert seniorplanet. My partner and I are in our early 70s. In fact, he thinks I have multiple vaginal orgasms because of the pleasure he sees me experiencing. Still, I am concerned that I almost never climax at all. This change came on gradually.