Sex Helps Boost Brainpower

Love might be good for the heart, but it turns out that sex is good for the brain, especially as we age. And, in fact, a healthy sex life seems to benefit men’s and women’s brain’s differently, a new study finds. Researchers at Coventry University in England studied 6,800 men and women 50 and older and found that those who were sexually active scored higher on cognitive tests than those who were not. (Sexual activity included intercourse, masturbation, petting or …

Solo Sex @ 90+

Q: You omitted an entire group of people in your article for AARP The Magazine on “Sex After 50.” There are those of us who are wa-a-ay over 50 and still enjoy sex, even though it’s solo. I don’t know about men, but I really think women stay more alive and “with it” in every way when they self-pleasure. I have some very good mechanical friends that I enjoy; care to comment on that for the group you overlooked? A: …

Want More Or Better Sex? Watch This!

Couples who have been in relationships for a long time often find their sex lives screeching to a halt as they get older. What’s worse, they often think it’s their fault, when in fact, it could very well be because of something his or her partner is going through. Sure. menopause can sometimes make sex uncomfortable, and cause our libido to drop off. But just as often, a man’s sex drive might slow down because of medications he’s on. There’s …

Premature Ejaculation: Is It Fixable?

Q: My wife seems to want intercourse only but I have a problem with premature ejaculation (PE). In my previous marriage, I satisfied my ex-wife with oral sex and then we’d have short intercourse. My current wife won’t let me perform oral sex, but I believe it’s because she prefers intercourse. Part of my problem is that her ex was long-lasting and I can’t get it out of my head. She won’t go to counseling. We did, and it was …

Depression Meds in the Way of Sex

Q: My husband and I both enjoy sex, but I suffer from severe depression and anxiety and have been on all kinds of medication for 10-plus years. I cannot do without them. I also cannot achieve orgasm. I’ve been to so many doctors, and they all say the same thing: It’s my meds. My question is: Do I have to pick between being happy on my meds, or having an orgasm? Lately it’s getting hard to pick. I really need …

Are You a Viagra Wife?

Millions of boomer men have recharged their sex lives thanks to Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs, but are their wives equally thrilled? That was the question that writer Judith Newman poses in her article “Love in the Time of Viagra,” in the May issue of Prevention magazine. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter As she puts it, “While men of a certain age are undoubtedly thrilled to have their sexual potency restored, maybe their wives’ enthusiasm is a …