Bring back that lovin’ feelin’…
Touch and loving sex are just what we need to stay healthy as we age. In fact, the older we get, the more we need to be touched. Because humans are hard-wired to do this, we actually feel younger and are healthier when we incorporate sensual touch and loving sex into our lives.
Sex and sensual touch are not just for the lucky few—the young, beautiful, rich, and healthy. These are life-sustaining behaviors given to each one of us at birth. It is your birthright is to touch and be touched, love and be loved, and have sex until the day you die. It’s time we accepted the fact that touch and loving sex are essential for our survival.
Yet, the reality is that as people grow older, they are touched less than at any other time in their lives. Seniors often give up on sex believing they are “too old” for it, because their bodies and sexual tastes have changed. As time passes, partners die, and children move away, so many older folks become increasingly isolated. Because our touch-phobic society limits physical intimacy to close family members, elders are too often deprived of the physical love they need.
It’s becoming known that seniors need sexual intimacy to maintain a better quality of life as they age. Research has identified that the more physically intimate and sexually active seniors are as they grow older, the happier and healthier they are. For men, in particular, having orgasms 3+ times per week has shown to cut the rate of heart attack and stroke by 50%.
Loving sex provides the antidote for many health challenges endemic to old age. It has the capacity to:
- Lower blood pressure,
- Reduce depression, especially in women,
- Strengthen the immune system to fight colds and flu,
- Eliminate loneliness, slowing the rate of physical decline,
- Improve sleep, and
- Increases happiness and overall well-being.
A prescription for loving sex
For these reasons, I recommend that seniors add loving touch and sex to their list of healthy lifestyle choices. For example, wise seniors would include the following in their health regime: exercise, weight training, vitamin supplements, staying active, positive outlook, plenty of loving touch, and sex.
I’m not joking. Give it a year or two, and you’ll see scientific articles supporting this wisdom. My mission is to help people understand that love and physical intimacy are major factors contributing to our good health, happiness, and longevity. With them, we flourish. Without them, we shrivel and die sooner than we wish.
No age limit on loving sex
Nothing physical stands in the way of us enjoying loving sex well into our 90s. There is no age limit on our craving to be touched and have sex or on our ability to orgasm. What robs us of these sensual pleasures is our own limiting beliefs. We can improve our overall health, extend our lifespan, and be much happier when we choose to make sexual intimacy a proactive lifestyle choice. It’s easy to make this a priority when it’s “only a heartbeat away.”
How does sexual intimacy improve your life? Let us know in the comments below!