When it comes to sex, things can appear markedly different depending on what side of 40 you’re on. Someone in their teens or 20s reading this title would think, “Why would you want to do a thing like that?” When you get to this age though, your perspective starts to change. It’s not that you don’t have a sex drive after forty; it’s just that it’s different. Sometimes weaker than it was before, but mostly different.
In what way? The things that used to turn you on don’t anymore, or less so. It’s harder for women to get aroused and for men to sustain their erection.
Be More Active
If you’re more actively physically, this could remedy the situation to an extent. Improving blood circulation can do wonders for the reproductive system. It will also increase the release of reproductive and other feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.
Cut Down on Mental Work
The more you work, the less sex you want. When performing any kind of activity, blood will circulate to the most active organ to support its functions and there will be less blood flow to other organs or organ parts as a result. When you work, the blood will rush to the brain, particularly the higher brain (prefrontal cortex). This is the part implicated in arduous mental tasks. The lower brain, which is responsible for sex drive, gets less blood, as do the reproductive organs, because they’re not implicated in this work.
Live Your Dreams
If you’re over 40 and your sex drive has become less than impressive, maybe you’re out of sync with your needs. You could try dating a younger man or woman, or try something else in your sex life that you’ve always wanted to.