Stay passionate: Satisfying sex lives even as their bodies change with age

An awareness of the fact that older people are entitled to a sex life can help to improve the sexual health of older adults.
An awareness of the fact that older people are entitled to a sex life can help to improve the sexual health of older adults. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

Sex does not belong only to the young as older adults can still have active, satisfying sex lives even as their bodies change with age.

"It is a misconception that people do not have sex when they age," said Dr Joe Lee, a consultant in the department of urology and the director of andrology and male reproductive medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH). "As the population ages, we will see more older and sexually active people."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2018, with the headline 'Stay passionate'. Subscribe