Despite the societal taboo around elderly intimacy, experts recommend seniors to engage in regular intimacy to improve their overall health and well-being. Here are some of the benefits of intimacy in old age, According to healthline
1. Boosts self-esteem:
As our bodies change with age, we may experience self-esteem issues related to body dissatisfaction. Intimacy in old age can help to alleviate these feelings by making us feel more loved and desired, and by releasing hormones that contribute to positive self-image.
2. Improves memory:
Seniors who maintain intimate relationships may have better memory function, as intimacy can stimulate the hippocampus, which is involved in memory and storage in humans.
3. Promotes physical activity:
Staying active is important for maintaining good health at any age. Intimacy can provide a fun and enjoyable way for seniors to engage in physical activity, which can help them stay healthy and active.
4. Reduces pain:
Endorphins, hormones released during intimacy, have analgesic and pleasure-inducing properties. Seniors who engage in intimacy and love can benefit from the pain-relieving effects of endorphins.
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