Sexual Peak vs. Hormonal Peak – A Big Difference
As you can see by my picture, I’m feeling impish talking about sex and aging. You okay with this conversation?
Sexual Peak: The concepts of a biologically predetermined “sexual peak” is mostly made up. Sexual peaks have no age cap.
Hormonal Peak: Men hit their “hormonal peak” around 18, and for women it’s in their mid-20s.
Mark Goldstien of Cornell University’s Weill Medical College told Men’s Health, “peak hormones don’t mean peak sexual performance.”
Gendered sexual peaks are a cultural phenomenon, not an actual one.
Sexual peaks have no age cap. There’s no reason to believe you’ll find yourself wistfully daydreaming about sexual escapades of yore, absently forfeiting your hand in bridge.
A National Council on Aging survey reveals that, “70 percent of women find their sex lives more satisfying than when they were in their forties.”
Libido isn’t static; it oscillates over the years due to a number of factors – a health issue, different medications, dampening or renewal of a current relationship, a brand new on fire relationship, etc. Libido comes and goes.
One thing for sure -“women who have very good or excellent health were more likely to be sexually active compared with their peers in poor or fair health” from a study done by the British Medical Journal in 2010.
So girlfriend, here it is again. Whether you want to be sexually active, remember where your car keys are or bend over and touch your toes, eating right, moving your body around and looking forward to the fun of aging with excitement and anticipation will keep you at the top of your game for many many years.
I’m putting together an all-new, interactive coaching workshop where I’ll be working with a small group of women who want to have more fun and excitement about their aging than they ever dreamed. Yahoo! I’ll keep you posted.
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