How Does a Satisfying Sex Life Affect Aging?

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A good sex life is really, really important over your entire life, and it is actually correlated with longevity. There's a study done in which women who felt greater sexual satisfaction in their on life actually lived several years longer, they had longer life expectancy than women who were dissatisfied with their sex lives. Obviously it's a very individual issue, and I tell my patients over the course of their life time, their sex life will not be the same decade by decade, it shouldn't be the same. So, there will be ups and downs, there will be picks and values, but it's really, really important for each woman to find her own definition of what a satisfying sex life maybe. It might be once a week, it might be once a month, it might be once a year, and that might be OK for one individual woman. They should try not to succum to the pressure of keeping up with the zones when they talk about their own sex life, but certainly there are so many women who have problems in their sex life, and I feel are not comfortable asking for help.

Even talking about it with friends, or their doctors, or with sex therapists, and in the 21st century, I just feel like that's totally an acceptable. So if you're unsatisfied with your sex life, I think that you owe it to yourself and your partner to do whatever you can to be satisfied with it. And whether that's a couple's therapy, or individual therapy, or getting a vibrator, or getting a new partner, or getting into better shape, or fixing whatever the logistic, or anatomic, or physiological problem, there maybe is.

I think that, you'll be much happier and that will directly impact your overall fitness, and therefore your longevity.