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What Do The Psychological Articles Say About Sex?

What Do The Psychological Articles Say About Sex?

What Psychological Articles Say about our Sex Lives

What Psychological Articles Say about our Sex Lives

By Boomeryearbook.com

Here’s a surprise that is contradictory to popular belief: most people do not want great sex. This is according to a psychological article in “Psychology Today”. In fact, according to the author, Kathleen McGowan, many people are turned off by the idea because it requires so much attention and emotion that it takes away from the comforting aspect of being close to a sexual partner. It can also awaken fears of rejection by our partner. It usually requires people to be extremely open with each other about sexual desires and fantasies. You have to be willing to communicate exactly what it is that you want from your partner. This can take away from the sheer comfort and loving warmth that is shared during such intimate moments.

According to this same psychological article, people from their 40’s to 60’s specialize in great sex. By the time baby boomers reach this age, they are less likely to feel self conscious and less insecure about themselves and their bodies. This gives them a greater sense of freedom to explore their sexual relationships in more depth. This is primarily true for baby boomer women, as boomer men tend to explore things of the sexual nature in their youth. This is not to say, however, that boomer men do not enjoy great sex as well.

Moreover, some psychological articles and many general physicians state that a healthy sex life is extremely important for the health and psychological health of seniors. Especially since, in some cases, aging has the opposite effect of less self consciousness and, instead, can promote self loathing or embarrassment. You know the saying, “everything falls apart as we age”? Some people become dissatisfied with the way their aging body has changed, feeling less attractive and, as a result, less interested in sex because of feeling ashamed in front of their partner. However, if one can get past these insecurities, there are many healthy advantages to an active sex life all the way into your senior years.

One advantage to a healthy sex life is a longer life expectancy! Yes. The preponderance of psychological articles and research conclude that sex reduces stress and is a great form of exercise. It can also provide companionship to prevent depression due to loneliness. One study, according to an article on webmd.com, suggests that sex may even help prevent colds. Go figure. Who would’ve thought that? It has to do with an antibody that is linked with sex. I’ll be you also didn’t think about sex as a way to lower your cholesterol, did you? It’s one of the great advantages to the cardiovascular exercise that comes along with great sex. Even the hormone that promotes sexual excitement and arousal has been linked with helping to improve better cognition.

Ah, yes, next time you’re in the mood, don’t hold back! Especially don’t hold back if you are among the aging baby boomer population because you never know—it might just help you live longer life. It certainly will guarantee that you have a better quality of life. You’ve got nothing to lose and quite a lot to gain. Don’t believe us at Boomer Yearbook? Give it a try and see for yourself.

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