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02 February 2004

Older women and sex

If you believe everything you see and read, you might think that sex is just for young people with perfect bodies.

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If you believe everything you see and read, you might think that sex is just for young people with perfect bodies.

Not so, say the experts quoted in an article from ABC News. For women in particular, sex can be even better when you don't have to worry about getting pregnant.

Experts say women's bodies do change as they approach menopause. And, like other changes that accompany ageing, there are ways to adapt to those changes without compromising your lifestyle.

In the case of gradually failing eyesight, that means wearing glasses. When it comes to your sexuality, that means using medications and creams designed to deal with loss of libido and vaginal dryness.

The point is, experts say, that women shouldn't accept a lacklustre love life any more than they should accept blurry eyesight. Getting over the psychological obstacles can be the most important step. A key element is being able to talk with your partner, so that you can communicate your needs and find out about his. Another factor is being able to relax, take your time and enjoy sex.

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