The Effects of Age on Libido

A general cultural discomfort with sex among older persons has led to many myths about sexuality and age. Menopause is traditionally considered a leading factor in diminishing sex drive among women, due to the drop in estrogen levels. But it may just as likely spark a renewal of interest in sex among women.

Among men, age may present the advent of physical problems with erection and ejaculation, especially after age 50, but they are not necessarily accompanied by any diminution in desire.



Find a specialist in sexual issues.

Current Issue

Let It Go!

It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.

Sex Blogs

  • Michael Castleman, M.A.

    All About Sex

    The best sex ever
  • Paul Joannides

    As You Like It

    The latest on sex.
  • Michele Weiner-Davis

    Divorce Busting

    Musings from an unabashed marriage saver.
  • Robert James King, Ph.D.

    Hive Mind

    An open mind with a strict door policy
  • Robert Martin, Ph.D.

    How We Do It

    The evolution and future of human reproduction
  • Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD, MSEd, ACSE

    Mate, Relate and Communicate

    How to talk about sexuality and other hot-button topics
  • Lisa Thomas

    Save Your Sex Life

    Renewing romance and rekindling desire
  • Isadora Alman

    Sex & Sociability

    Question and commentary on connections, both sexual and social