These 7 Conditions Often Affect Retirees’ Sex Life

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5. Heart disease

Aging can cause the arteries to narrow and harden, which further makes changes in the blood vessels. This means that blood can not flow easily. As a result, this makes climaxes harder to reach, for both men and women.

Having heart disease can cause problems with men’s “bedroom time” as well. Because blood doesn’t flow as freely as it used to. Women can have problems when it comes to arousal and lubrication. Also, many people have had heart attacks and they are scared that an active intimate life can lead to another one.

6. Depression

In conformity with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been found that one in 20 Americans over 12 years old has a form of depression. Although this can develop in people at any age, it also has an impact when it comes to romantic life.

Women can feel insecure and less worthy, which can lead to intimate problems, such as physical factors that can make “bedroom time” less enjoyable, even painful or unpleasant. In addition to that, having lower levels of estrogen means that the process of natural lubrication can be affected as well.

When it comes to men, depression can make them feel anxious and insecure, with low self-esteem. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, men that have depression are more likely to develop ED and also, they can lose interest in certain activities, including intercourse.

7. Medications

Many medications can cause problems when it comes to intimacy. These consist of blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antihistamines, tranquilizers, appetite suppressants, medication for mental problems, ulcers, Parkinson’s disease or cancer and the list can go on.

Some of these can lead to ED and can make it hard for males to perform in the bedroom. When it comes to women, some of these medicines can reduce “bedroom” desire, can cause vaginal dryness, and difficulty when it comes to intimate life.


Although some of these problems can be treated or at least kept under control, it’s always good to communicate with your partner about them! Also, don’t forget to consult with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms! It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

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