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Dr. Rajan Bhonsle

Considered India’s finest sexologist, Prof. Dr. Rajan Bhonsle, MD, is a senior sexologist and counselor from Mumbai, practicing for over 35 years. He is a deputy p LESS MORE

One of the common myths across countries, cultures and societies is that “sex life ends after the age of fifty”… and one must resign oneself to an asexual fate for the rest of one’s life. . This is further fueled by jokes and folklore.

Young people are getting so much attention these days in popular and social media that it seems the debate is taking the focus away from the sexual needs of those over fifty.

It is necessary to know that most people are sexually active throughout their life, but this “active period” is different for different people, depending on their life circumstances, health status and choices. It is true that at some point, sexual desires can start to diminish. But this is also the case with other faculties because “old age” brings with it its own psychological and biological adaptation challenges.

Our sexuality is a gift of nature to us and it enhances our sense of well-being. It should never be avoided. In addition to being a biological inevitability, intimacy and sex make us feel good physically, psychologically and emotionally. The sex experienced in a romantic relationship nourishes the bond between partners. It is also an excellent form of physical exercise.

When you have sex, our body produces endorphins, which increase the functioning of our immune system, making us more able to resist infection and disease and it also gives us a natural high by positively elevating our mood.

Relaxing and breathing together after sex also promotes a sense of physical and emotional unity between partners. A healthy, loving and intimate sexual relationship helps you stay healthy and happy well into your golden years.

There’s absolutely no reason to curb your urges and deprive yourself of engaging in sexual intimacy just because you’re over fifty. Your age should not hamper your sexual expression.

It may be necessary to understand the needs as well as the limitations of your partner, as you are both built differently and you may differ from each other in the way you can turn on, feel happy and be satisfied. .



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