Does sex drive decline with age?

It's commonly believed that the aging process causes certain irrevocable emotional and physical changes in a couple, which affects their ability to enjoy sexual bliss.Whether due to medical reasons, personal choices or mere societal norms, sexual pleasure starts facing a decline after a certain age. It is believed that a healthy sexual life leads to a happy marriage and a stronger bonding between both partners.So does the dwindling sexual interest in a couple then start affecting their marital bond negatively?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    sex drive can decline with age, but it does depend on different factors as you have mentioned...sometimes couples hits their sexual peak in their 40s...

    i think sex is very important in a marriage...too many spouses starts feeling disconnected from their loved ones & even though they love each other very much & is still happy with their marriage, they can start growing apart...or they enter a phase of acceptance...so i don't think a marriage is always affected negatively...

    at the end of the day, as wise folks has told me, choose a partner u can have great conversations with because when your body is weary & the sex drive has diminished, Great conversations is what keeps you happy in your golden years

  • 1 decade ago

    Mostly it declines with age.Initial stages of marriage,priority will b towards sex.Every opportunity will b used n has to b used.The moment responsibilities increase like children etc.,sex takes the back seat.But ,it wud b advisable to have at least the barest minimum ,in order to maintain the intimacy between the couple as this is a long standing relationship.All said n done,there r no hard n fast rule.Couples ,if they r compatible n if they still have that drive n energy can indulge in sex even for a short while by squeezing time for this.Men n women,the bodies r definitely designed to have sex fro at least 40 yrs !

  • Shoum
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Warm and love bondage never go off with age only physical activities diminish in them and that too due to mental worries, expansion of family members, limited privacy etc. They can have sex even at the age of above 60s. Just like regular exercise maintain body parts, regular sex maintain the organ's vitality.

  • Vi.
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I was watching a pretty good documentary on this. Something about how the chemicals released by your brain at different stages of your relationship affect you. At first they make you want to have that passionate sex every night and with time you still feel a sense of happiness and bonding but less of the libido. It's just nature taking it's course.

    Pretty sure it was this one: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/what-sexy/

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  • GargVK
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A study show that although men experience more problems and less sexual function as they get older, it doesn't necessarily follow that they are less satisfied with their sex lives as a result."

    High blood pressure and diabetes are both contributing factors in declines in sexual function among men as they age. Many men who are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction also have diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes or both.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yep after 20 together we sort of tolerate each other but no passion for the last 8 to 10 years.

  • 1 decade ago

    well,in a recent research it is shown that women who r in their 40's r more demanding and experimentive!many ppl go down with illness but believe me sex is the only workout which will keep u fit on bed and the reason for long life!every stage has its own advantages!...sex amy not be the same what it ws a few yrs back for a couple but it is sex!! its upto a person weather he wants his sex life to be healthy or not!!.....sex is just not satisfaction but a peace of mind to the bodies!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not fully, 2 some extent. Any machine gets worn out after prolonged use.

  • silvio
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    i assume the intercourse "rigidity" declines whilst the physique coasts into "independent" or is put in "park" if it ever is. i did no longer get to respond to your previous question yet will accomplish that now. i'm sorry that others chosen to chastise you on your previous question. there is extra to existence than the affection of one's kin. don't get me incorrect. the affection of kin is amazingly significant, yet so is companionship whilst kin isn't around. many females human beings take convenience & entertainment being interior the corporation of adult men & vice versa. They savor getting out for dinner, dancing, seeing a movie, going for an prolonged rigidity, or maybe in basic terms spending a night jointly, vacationing or staring at television. Many savor playing cards, listening to previous information, finding at kin photograph albums, etc. If older couples opt to have that distinctive form of intimacy, then it rather is between the two one among them. i be attentive to of a few women human beings individually, who're of their early eighty's, who nevertheless savor being intimately energetic. they have kin interior of sight who watch over those women human beings yet they the two advised me that they necessary extra fulfilment than in basic terms kin. I say, good for them & their kin could no longer be happier, understanding their mothers are happy, content textile, & now no longer lonely. **bitsy....what's a "undesirable tim's cupcake?

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, definitely age is deciding factor. But there are so many techniques which you can use to boost your stamina

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