What Is It like to Have Sex in Your 60s and 70s?

Find out about 10 problems you might face while having sex in your 60s, 70s and even beyond. Also, know how to deal with these problems and enjoy sex in your old age as well.

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A lot of people may shock to know that your seniors are still sexually active and have the sexual intercourse even at the age of 60s and 70s. But, that’s absolutely true! Having sex is the physical activity and it doesn’t exhaust you until you’re physically fit. However, what you must note that there are certain sex positions that you have to avoid in order to get the full pleasure of your sexual intercourse without any trouble. See, it is quite evident that by the time you reach to your 60s or 70s, your body has become much weaker and fragile than it was in your early 30s or so. Thus, making some changes in your regular sex positions won’t let your sex life suffer in your old age.

Though there are a lot of couples who aren’t sexually active at their 60s or 70s. Reason being, there are some common factors that affect your sex drive by the time you reach your late 60s. Let’s find out such factors here!

Physical and Psychological Problems

By the time you reach your late 60s, there are a number of physical and psychological problems you have to suffer from. Your body has become fragile. Your immune system has become less effective. You might go through the psychological setbacks and much more. These problems affect your sex drive to a large extent.


As you age, you take certain medications to keep your body healthy and fight the pre-existing diseases or deficiencies of Vitamins and minerals. Some of the common medications a lot of people in their 60s treat blood pressure levels, depression and joints pain etc. These medications also affect your sexual desires.


While ageing, your hormones level also drops, which is among the most effective reasons for your decreasing sexual desire. By the time a woman reaches her menopause, she loses interest in sexual activities. Though it doesn’t happen with all the females, however, it affects a large number of women.

Damaged Nerve System

A damaged nerve system is another major reason why old age people, especially men, lose the desire of having sexual activities when they reach their 60s and 70s. The nerve system damage often leads to many other medical diseases such as diabetes, erectile dysfunction and the loss of testosterone levels.

Oestrogen Level

A decrease in the oestrogen levels in women also affects their sexual desires. The fall of the oestrogen level stops women’s vagina to produce enough lubrication required to have a comfortable sexual intercourse. This makes sexual intercourse quite dry and uncomfortable for women.

These are some of the most common difficulties that play an important role to make it hard for old age people to have the pleasure of sexual intercourse. There are, however, many ways that make your sex life comfortable and gratifying even in the age of 60s and 70s.

So, let’s take a look at how you can make your sex life better even in your 60s and 70s!

mature old couple Sex in Your 60s and 70s

Consult with Your Doctor about Your Sex Life

A lot of old age couples feel embarrassed to consult with doctors about their sex life, which often lead them to have less or no sexual intercourse in the later stage of their lives. Therefore, I’d like you to consult with your doctors/ professionals and get the solution to your sex related problems.

Supplements for Testosterone Levels and Libido

There are certain supplements that help increase testosterone levels and libido for men. These supplements help get and/ or sustain your erection. It is, however, strictly recommended to use these supplements after consulting your doctor or professional.

Sex Positions for Old Age Couples

Your 60s and 70s is the age when you should not afraid of getting experiments with your sex positions. It is the time when you are not as comfortable with all the sex positions as you were when you were young. Hence, surprise your partner with some different sex positions and foreplay. Doing so will not only help you find the best sex positions but also help you stimulate your sexual desire.

Vaginal Lubrication and Dryness

After women experience menopause, they suffer from the vaginal dryness, which prevents the vagina to produce enough lubricant that is required to make the sexual intercourse comfortable. In such a situation, you can use various lubricants available in the market that will help your vagina to produce natural lubricant and eliminate the vaginal dryness.

Sexual Stimulation in the 60s, 70s or Even Beyond

By the time you reach our 60s, 70s and even beyond, your body requires a bit more sexual stimulation as compared to when you were young. Hence, it is good to start your sexual intercourse with a little bit more foreplay that will help to create a sexual arousal and trigger your sexual desires.

No matter what your age is, having a good sex life makes your relationship much stronger than ever. There isn’t anything to be ashamed or embarrassed about. If you have sexual desires and your body allows you to enjoy sexual intercourse, why don’t you take the pleasure of it even when you’re in your 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or even 100+? Besides, as they say, “There is no expiry date for sex!” So, go for it whenever you feel like!


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Written by Neil Kimmberly


Neil is a sexual health expert and relationship coach. He has been associated with multiple websites and blogs, which provide information on both men’s and women’s sexual health. At Foxamour, he shares his knowledge and experience on sexual issues and concerns. He also provides relationship advice to readers and helps improve their relationships.

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