Older adults can enjoy active, fulfilling, and pleasurable sex live as they move through their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. Aging does not mean that the desire for sex goes away, and nor should it mean that you stop finding pleasure in sex or masturbation, if you want to!

Life stages and changesHowever, as you age, changes to relationships, family, health, living situation, bodies, work life, and social networks can impact your physical and mental health. In turn, these changes can profoundly impact your sex life and sexual wellbeing.

We’ve chatted to over 1,000 people over 45 about sex. Some of the common things they brought up as factors impacting their sex lives are below- along with some advice about how to overcome them!