There has been a steady increase in the number of STDs found in elderly individuals in nursing homes and other residential living communities, belying the perception that elderly people do not engage in sexual activity. By 2015, that number has risen to almost 15 percent. The number of seniors in the United States and throughout the world continues to increase rapidly.Many men in older age do not believe they need to use protection, such as condoms, as they age, and their partners often feel likewise, so it can be difficult to stress the importance of continued use of protection for elderly couples. While sexual activity itself is a sensitive topic due to its private nature, sexual activity between seniors is often treated with extra care. For women who have been trying to find that illusive “special someone” for a while, this may seem like an impossible question to answer.After all, for most of our lives, men were simple creatures.However, this is not to say the desire for sexual activity is lost completely or that it decreases for everyone.Menopause, a female biological process, has been linked to a loss of interest in sexual activity and to a desensitisation of the genital area.Research conducted in the social sciences changes the miserable depiction often made of elders' sexuality.
If you have you have ever noticed that older men are unlikely to make eye contact with your or have felt completely ignored at a dance or party, Lisa thinks she knows why.Now, as we reach our 50s and 60s, the situation is somewhat more complicated.To get a view into the male mind after 60, I sat down with dating coach, Lisa Copeland for a quick chat.More important is that fact that younger women are more willing to show their feminine side to win a man’s heart.Of course, they don’t have our experience, or our battle scars for that matter, but, this is beside the point. Or, you may decide that she is right, but, that finding a partner is just not worth the trouble.Despite the ageing of the population, little is known about the sexual behaviors and sexual function of older people.