It is scientifically proven that sex drive decreases with age!
From day to day, you probably notice changes in your sex drive, brought on by everything from your cycle to a frustrating spat with your partner to exhaustion from working long hours. What you probably don’t detect so easily is the way your libido changes as you get older.
It is scientifically proven to happen to both men and women’s libido is lowered with age and there are a host of factors that lead to this decline. Although you may not notice a dramatic difference in your libido as the calendar rolls past your 29th or 39th birthday, you will see a subtle change over time. Certain causes of this seem to be hormonal shifts, pregnancy, and increased family responsibilities, which tend to happen as you transition from your 20s to your 40s
Many factors, while some are biological and some psychological, they all influence whether your sex drive is on full throttle or at a standstill at any age. Stress is known as the biggest sex killer. If you can’t get a hold of your stress level, everything else comes along with it. Anxiety and depression can also leave desire circling the drain. Frustratingly, many antidepressants that treat these conditions, as well as other medications, have the side effect of inhibiting sex drive too.
Your feelings about your partner and your relationship can also affect desire. A strong relationship, and one that prioritizes sex, helps drive libido. Thankfully, I actually like my husband and look forward to sex with him…LOL! There are many people in unhappy relationships out there that do not feel the same. In fact they may not even want anything to do with their partners. This will leave a huge strain on your sexual relationship and pretty much kill your sex drive. Hormones are another biggie. As you get older and go through life changes, your hormones change and dip, which causes big changes. This all plays a role in desire, arousal and orgasm. Finally, your lifestyle has a ton to do with a healthy libido. Healthy habits, like eating a balanced diet, working out regularly, and getting enough rest, influence your mood as well as your overall health.
As I just hit 42, I can tell you this all stands true. As much as I tell myself this will never happen to me, it’s hard to fight sometimes. I will vow to make sure that no matter how old I am I will not be that old married couple that never has sex! It happens more than you think, but that will not be me! Make sure you take these steps to not become a victim of a sexless marriage. Keep your libido up and the love alive. It will be beneficial in more ways than you know.