Some aspects of sexual health are likely to change as you get older. That being said, understanding what to expect can help you and your partner to adapt and maintain a satisfying sex life.

Relationship between sex & aging

As people age, their bodies experience natural changes that can affect their sex life.

For men, testosterone plays an essential role in sex. Though testosterone levels vary among men in general, older men tend to have less testosterone than younger men. According to the Mayo Clinic, testosterone levels in men age 30 and older decrease by about 1 percent each year.

As a result of lower testosterone levels, some men may find that it takes longer to get an erection, which may not be as firm as it once was. Some men may also find it takes longer to achieve orgasm.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a more common occurrence as men get older as well, although the good news is that there are several medications and devices that can help treat the condition. If you feel like you might be struggling with erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor about