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Should sex stop at a certain age?

Bonnie Lynn Wright, PhD
Geriatrics Nursing

Simple answer, No. 

However, at any age, you may not choose to be sexually active for any number of reasons, including religious convictions. 

As well, at any age, you may not be able to participate in sexual activity at all or to the same degree that you were accustomed to.  Some of those reasons may be age- related such as osteoarthritis, dementia, etc.

Bottom line - a number of health issues may impact your sex life but there is no magic number involved.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.