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Studies show that sex starts to decline after around The reasons why will vary. For women, widowhood can become a significant factor. Of course, hormonal changes can drastically affect libido in both men and women. As men age, testosterone tends to dip and dull sexual performance. Changes in estrogen levels can make sexual desire more difficult to achieve, and sexual response more difficult to inspire. Limited mobility is yet another contributor to the age-related sexual lull. Unfortunately, the aches and pains we experience as we age can often keep us away from sex. And in an even crueler twist of fate, sometimes its sex itself that contributes to these injuries.
We all grow older. As that happens, we need to adjust a few things.
Some things in life are better on repeat: Friends , perfectly sunny beach days, your trusty white manicure. Your sexcapades, though? Definitely not one of them. Even the hottest spark in the bedroom needs new sex positions to stoke the flames from time to time—otherwise things get boring, fast. In short, your brain craves newness, and especially for women, your brain is very involved in your excitement and satisfaction. Note: While many of these directions reference male partners, these positions can be assumed by just about anyone. Do It: Near the edge of a bed or bench, rest on the hip and forearm of one side and press your thighs together. Your partner stands and straddles you, entering from behind.
Sex can be a great way to reconnect with your partner , or cement a growing bond in a new romance. Some couples are happy with the occasional mutually-satisfying quickie, or a regularly-scheduled weekend session that relies on the same ol' reliable positions to get the job done. The "job" means an orgasm , in case that wasn't clear. Meanwhile, others may rely on a trusty toy every time. Like all types of consensual sex, a routine that works is A-OK. Yet research has shown time and again that trying new things together—both in and out of bed—can help keep the spark alive. So why not change it up once in awhile? The vulnerability, goofiness, and even messiness of sex can bolster intimacy, if we let them. Light a few candles , set those phones to do-not-disturb, and prepare to rediscover each other with these sex expert-recommended intimate sex positions. Also known as the Lotus Blossom as it's called in the ancient Indian sex guide the Kama Sutra , the Seated Wrap-Around requires you and your partner to embrace each other—ideal for gazing into each other's eyes.