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.

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