Regular sèxual activity can have a number of adverse impacts on elderly women aged 60 and older. The following are some of them, as listed on WebMD:
Enhanced lubrication of the vaginal canal: Dryness of the vaginal canal is a common problem for aging women, and it can make sèxual activity uncomfortable or even painful. Participating in regular sexual activity has been shown to boost blood flow to the genital region, which in turn has been shown to aid improve vaginal lubrication.
Increased bladder control: Having sèxual activity on a regular basis can assist to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which in turn can help to increase bladder control and decrease the likelihood of experiencing incontinence.
Increased levels of endorphins, which are the body's natural "feel good" chemicals, can be produced in response to sèxual activity, which can lead to an improvement in mood. This can contribute to an improvement in mood and a reduction in feelings of stress or anxiety.
Improved cardiovascular health: Having regular sèx can be a form of exercise, and regular exercise is known to help improve cardiovascular health and lower the risk of developing heart disease.
Self-esteem can be improved by engaging in regular sèxual activity, which can be especially beneficial for older women who may have experienced changes in their bodies as a result of aging. This can be especially important for older women who engage in sexual activity regularly.
It is important to keep in mind that not all older women will experience these effects of having regular sèx, and that individual results may differ. Additionally, it is essential to engage in sexual activity in a safe manner and to discuss any concerns with a medical professional.
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