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Ageing

Age is just a number.

Sex and sexuality is not normalised when it comes to ageing people, but soon that is changing. Ageing can be a difficult time with changes in your body, and feelings of not being desirable can creep in. This section explores such challenges and how to discover your sexuality in old age.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. Sex drive does not have an age.

If you wish to stay in the relationship but your partner doesn't want to have sex, you need to communicate and understand what is the issue. It can be that they are insecure, their sex drive is low, or they simply just doesn't want to do it. Respect their consent and evaluate what alternatives you have.

Typically, sexual activity does decrease in old age. But there is no concrete evidence to show that you won't be sexually active then.

Stories on this topic

Top 10 Interesting Penis Facts

Domina Doll, Jul 03

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Here are our Top 10 Interesting Penis Facts Since ...

Tickle.Life Shop - a step closer to accessible sexual discovery

Tickle.Life Editorial Team, Jun 26

When Tickle.Life was founded, the main aim was to bridge the gap between sexual wellbeing avenues, and people who need them.

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We are old and I want to have sex in my marriage, but my wife doesn't want to

Michael Charming, Jun 22

Michael Charming, Orgasm and Relationship Coach is answering questions that Tickle.Life received through various mediums.

Michael Charming, Orgasm and Relationship Coach is answering questions that Tickle.

Sex in old age: All that you need to know

Chetana Chaudhury, Jun 17

Sex education is quality teaching and learning about a broad variety of topics related to sex and se...

Sex education is quality teaching and learning abo...

Sexual Desire: Why Most Women Tend To Have Less Sex As They Age

Health In Vitro, Mar 29

Fluctuations in a woman’s sexual desire as she ages is not an uncommon event. Research has pinpointed a number of factors responsible for the decline in a woman’s sex drive as she ages.

Fluctuations in a woman’s sexual desire as she ages is not an uncommon event.

Episod 6: Sex and Aging

Dr. Amy Marsh, Mar 28

"What a drag it is getting old!" Remember that line from "Mother's Little Helper," a song by the Rolling Stones? You don't? Sigh.

"What a drag it is getting old!" Remember that lin...

Self-worth and sex – More than a feeling

Agent C, Jan 25 2020

Sometimes, we all think, "Am I not attractive enough? Are they currently having sex or pursuing someone else? Am I bad at sex?" But what then?

Sometimes, we all think, "Am I not attractive enough? Are they currently having sex or pursuing someone else? Am I bad at sex?" But what then?

Resilience

Russell Stambaugh, Dec 16 2019

“I Can’t Drive 55” — Sammy Hagar Anything worth doing is worth over-doing!An anonymous wag “So put m...

“I Can’t Drive 55” — Sammy Hagar Anything worth do...

Kink, Sex, and Aging

Russell Stambaugh, Dec 15 2019

The things they do look awful c-c-cold. I hope I die before I get old.Peter Townsend (1965) This article is a brief overview of some of the ways aging interacts with being kinky.

The things they do look awful c-c-cold. I hope I die before I get old.

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Gaia Morrisette

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Ray Motta

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Podcasts on this topic

Active Age on Air

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Pipe and Slipmats: The podcast for ageing ravers

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Moving For Longevity

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Miles Younger - How to Age Well

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Fabulous at Fifty

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Ageing Fearlessly Podcast

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Almost Grown...Up

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Ageing for Beginners

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The Better Ageing Podcast

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Ageing With Purpose

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Let's Ask Gran

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The ELSA Podcast

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Senior Central

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