Chronic pain does not have to be part of growing older and can often be treated. Many men with diabetes do not have sexual problems, but this is one of the few illnesses that can cause impotence. This can lead to trouble with erections in men, as can high blood pressure (hypertension). Loss of bladder control or leaking of urine is more common as we grow older, especially in women.Naked at Our Age Senior sexpert Joan Price’s blog offers sex tips and reviews of sex toys from a senior perspective.We’ve both got partners but, even if I didn’t, I think it would be companionship I was after rather than sex...and definitely not hot sex.’The rise of silver surfing has seen more pensioners turn to online dating.
These can interfere with intimacy between older people. Narrowing and hardening of the arteries known as atherosclerosis can change blood vessels so that blood does not flow freely.
And the fact that there are five Pelling siblings, born between my dad’s 54th and 70th years, has always suggested that marital relations remained vigorous.
When dance instructor Joan Price of Sebastopol, Calif., met the love of her life in her line dancing class at the age of 57, she was already wise to the steps and spins of modern dating, especially when it came to sex.
Former MP Edwina Currie has revealed her ‘disturbing’ experiences when she went on dating websites catering for older people.
In the new More 4 series The Baby Boomers’ Guide To Growing Old, she and TV presenter Johnny Ball take on a number of challenges on the topics of love, work, body and fun.