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How can aging affect my ability to become sexually aroused?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Sex is often slower as we age, which can be a good thing. While younger women may lubricate in as little as a few seconds, it can take older women up to several minutes to half an hour to become lubricated. The same pattern applies to men and their erections. It's important for both sexes to realize that taking longer to become erect or lubricated doesn't necessarily mean a partner isn't aroused.

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