03.04.2014 Back to News

Too old for intimacy, think again

The societal norm tells us that sexual desire goes down with age. No one wants to think about their aging parents having sex, let alone their grandparents. But have you thought about what your own sex life will be like as you age?


I recently read an article titled, “Midlife Women Who Value Sex Keep On Having it.” It was based on research of midlife women's sex lives done by the University of Pittsburgh. It was published earlier this month in the medical journal, JAMA Internal Medicine.


I find this research intriguing due to work with many peri- and post-menopausal women in my Pelvic Pain and Sexual Wellness clinic at the Methodist Physician's Clinic Women's Center.


Read more of Brier Jirka's blog on LiveWell Nebraska.