Our expert says:
You raise a number of questions in your posting and it is difficult to give you a global answer so I will deal with each part individually.
As we grow older our bodies do undergo changes and these changes do impact on our sexuality and this does result in us needing to adapt our sexual activities to these changes to continue experiencing pleasure and satisfaction sexually.
One of the factors that impact on men over 40 is the recent research that found significant drop in testosterone levels in men over 40 and it is advised that men have their testosterone levels checked as part of their yearly medical. Low levels of testosterone does impact on sex drive for men.
So no your sex drive is not "supposed to die down" as you grow older, but it does undergo changes.
Whether he is not interested anymore cannot be answered by me. Only your partner will know that.
As for what to do about this I would suggest that you do need to raise it with him to ensure the possibility of dealing with it. What is important is how you raise it. An approach where you let him know that you are concerned about your sex life as a couple because you would like him and you to enjoy intimate, satisfying, pleasureable and fun sex as you grow older together may be received more positively. Normalise that you are both growing older and that you may need to make some changes to ensure that you can continue to have a healthy sex life as you continue on your relationship journey ahead could set the stage for the discussion.
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