Throw out any preconceptions you have about seniors and desire. According to a new study, the senior sex drive is alive and kicking. In fact, if we're to believe the findings of a new study, it's thriving.
Admittedly, it's not a ground-breaking conclusion that people want more sex. And as the researchers expected, health took a bite out of the libido. Higher BMI, heart attacks, depression and arthritis were among the ailments that contributed to a decrease in sexual activity.
And there are challenges to sex among seniors, among which, vaginal dryness is an issue. Fortunately, there's a natural and effective remedy for that, in Vigorelle.
But it is encouraging to know that the sex drive marches forward, regardless of age. Take care of it and you'll be a sex-lovin' senior.
The study, conducted as part of the Women's Health Initiative, consisted of 27, 357 women between 50 and 79. And as the researchers expected, sexual activity decreased with age.
Roughly half of the women in the survey reported having sex in the past year at the start of the study. That number was higher, at 70%, for women who were married or with a regular partner.
What the researchers didn't expect was that, of the women who reported dissatisfaction with their sex lives, 57% wanted more sex, not less.
The study is revolutionary in the sense that it's the first proof that women are not content with the lack of sex that often accompanies menopause. And this contradicts previous assumptions, among which that if vaginal dryness was an issue, desire would falter.
The study also illustrates that hormone replacement therapy has declined in popularity, and that it was not likely to increase frequency of sexual activity.
As the researchers noted, women who were on HRT at the start of the study reported higher levels of sexual frequency than those who were not. However, they were surprised to discover that the women assigned to take HRT as part of the study were not more likely to have regular sex as women taking placebo pills.
The researchers also noted that use of hormone replacement therapy has declined since the Women's Health Initiative - the same organization that conducted the study - released its findings in 2002 that combined progestin and estrogen therapy may come with significant health risks, including heart attacks, strokes and even breast cancer.
Another key finding of the study was that most of the women suffered from vaginal dryness. And yet, as many women avoided hormone pills, they either abstained from sex or simply had sex with discomfort.
And they noted that vaginal atrophy - loss of vaginal tissue and muscle tone - was an issue for many women with dryness. In a case of 'Use it or Lose it', the less a woman had sex, the greater loss of sexual function and enjoyment of sex.
Fortunately, while hormone pills have declined in popularity, vaginal creams are designed to treat dryness and make sex pleasurable. And among them, Vigorelle is a leader.
Unlike most drugstore lubricants, Vigorelle consists of natural ingredients, including l- arginine, ginkgo biloba and suma root. Designed for women with sensitive skin, Vigorelle comes with no harmful pharmaceuticals like nonoxynol-9. Water-based and condom-compatible, it's ideal for instant arousal.
What's more, Vigorelle is highly sensual. Add a little Vigorelle and OO LA LA.
Fighting dryness has never been more enjoyable and rarely as safe. Put some Vigorelle in your life, and going by the results of the study, you'll spend more time doing pleasurable things in bed than sleeping, whether you're 53 or 90!
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