The Stag Shop Blog

A Sex Guide For Seniors: Toys, Tips & More!

In this blog post, we'll delve into the nuances of sex and aging, debunk myths, and provide some tips to enhance your senior sex!
Emily Zawadzki
April 3, 2024

Sexuality is a fundamental aspect of human life that's going to evolve with us as we age - and that’s okay, maybe it’s even a good thing!

Contrary to popular belief, aging doesn't diminish sexual satisfaction; instead, it offers exploration and new ways to play. In this blog post, we'll delve into the nuances of sex and aging, debunk myths, and provide some tips to enhance your senior sex!

1. Redefining Pleasure Through the Ages

As we age, our sex will likely change - and that doesn't have to mean for the worse! Contrary to the belief that aging can ruin sexual satisfaction, many older adults express higher levels of fulfillment in their sexual lives. Factors such as increased self-awareness, a willingness to explore, and accumulated life experiences can contribute to more sexual gratification among seniors.

Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex DVD (pictured above) reaffirms throughout that age does not necessarily mean a decline in sexual pleasure. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of understanding one's body, evolving desires and preferences, and fostering a deeper connection with yourself and any partners.

2. Navigating the Changes: Anatomy and Physiology

There’s no denying that aging brings about physiological changes that can influence sexual function and pleasure. However, understanding these changes can be essential for adapting your sexual experiences.

Physiologically, for most folks good sexual function requires a healthy blood flow, healthy nerve function, and a certain amount of stamina to engage in physical activity. Therefore, a variety of different things about the aging body can affect sexuality, but it won’t necessarily be the same experience for everyone since there are so many other contributing factors to one’s overall health.

Some common age-related physical concerns include:

  • Menopause-related symptoms such as vaginal dryness and changes in vaginal tissue elasticity.
  • Erectile function changes including difficulty achieving or maintaining erections.
  • Chronic conditions like arthritis, Parkinson's disease, and cardiovascular issues, which can impact sexual function and comfort.

3. The Importance of Lubrication

Wicked Sensual Care Simply Timeless Hybrid + DHEA Lubricant 4oz

As bodies age, the need for lubrication becomes increasingly important to ensure comfort and pleasure. Choosing the right lubricant involves considering factors such as compatibility with toys, body safety, and personal preferences. You can learn more about the different types of lubes in our guide! Generally speaking though, silicone-based lubricants offer more long-lasting lubrication, while water-based ones tend to be more universal, especially with toy materials.

Wicked Sensual’s Timeless lube collection was specifically formulated to address the specific needs of individuals during the perimenopausal and menopausal stages and beyond. Each formula contains ingredients that can help alleviate dryness and promote a more comfortable and satisfying intimate experience. Each lube contains supportive ingredients like aloe, olive leaf extract, squalane, and Vitamin E.

4. The Role of Toys

Integrating sex toys into your senior sex can amplify pleasure as well as help with physical limitations. When selecting toys, considerations should include:

  • Adequate vibration strength for heightened sensation & longer periods of use
  • Compatibility with individual needs and preferences
  • Accessibility features for older users, such as easy-to-understand controls and comfortable, lightweight ergonomic designs
  • Compatibility with lube
  • Is this toy hard to understand how to insert into the body or insert a part of the body into?

5. Types of Toys

Liberator Wedge & Ramp Combo Set BlackSportsheets Ultra Thigh Strap On Harness Black

Different kinds of sex toys offer versatile options for different bodies and types of sexual activities. Here are some that we recommend - you can click on each to learn more about them:

So as you can see, sex & aging aren’t mutually exclusive! Senior sex is all about celebrating the unique journey of sexual exploration at ANY stage of life! By acknowledging and embracing the changes that accompany aging, individuals can navigate senior sex with confidence, curiosity, and joy. Remember, pleasure knows no age limit! 😉


Previous Article Next Article