Sex Drive Changes
Everyone’s sex drive fluctuates throughout their lives as hormone levels naturally shift. While your sex life in your 70s will look a lot different than it did in your 30s, you can still enjoy sex and intimacy in every decade. Here, we’ll take a closer look at how you can expect your sex drive to change in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.
Sex drive peaks in the 30s for many women. In this decade, women often experience sexual fantasies that are more intense and frequent than those experienced by women of other ages. Additionally, many women in their 30s not only have more sex but are also more open to having it early in relationships. Given that women gradually become less fertile with age and need to have more sex to get pregnant, this increase in sex drive is widely thought to be caused by the body’s biological clock.
Many women have children in their 30s. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes that can increase or decrease libido. Also, breastfeeding and being a mother can alter your interest in sex, with many women having less time for sex when they’re parenting.
For many women, the uptick in the sex drive that begins in their 30s continues until their mid-40s. However, perimenopause, which is the transitional period before menopause, occurs at some point in their 40s. So, estrogen levels begin to decline. This can cause reduced sex drive and vaginal dryness.
In their 50s, most women experience a significant decline in sex drive, along with weaker orgasms, reduced sexual function, and vaginal dryness, because of menopause. However, women can still maintain a healthy and fulfilling sex life, with treatments like bio-identical hormone therapy available to offset symptoms of menopause. Many mothers in their 50s whose children leave home experience increased libido as a result.
The 60s and 70s
Although women in their 60s and 70s have already experienced menopause, many have sexually satisfying relationships. At this age, many women feel like they know their bodies better than they ever have, allowing for more gratifying sexual experiences. However, your health and other factors will continue to impact your sex drive in these decades. Protecting your health and continuing to visit your gynecologist can help you maintain a high sex drive in older age.
To improve your sex drive at any age, talk to Dr. Hayes at the Visionary Centre for Women to learn about the innovative treatments available today. Contact us today to book a consultation!