Are you too old for an intimate relationship?
“How old would you be if …
you didn’t know how old you was?”
~ Satchel Paige – Baseball Pitching Legend
Beginning some time in our early 20’s, the different organs and cells in
our body begin to age. Each body part ages at a different rate and in
different ways. That is part of the process of our biological aging.
Every year that we live we become 1 year older. That is our
chronological age. For many people, just knowing they are a certain
age gives them a sense of what they can and cannot, should and
should not do.
Aging is not just biological (aging of body organs) or chronological
(calendar age). There are many different aspects and facets of the
aging process, many that are actually within our own control.
We cannot control our chronological or biological age, unless we
can somehow invent a unique time machine. But many of the other
indicators of age ARE within our direct control.
What Can Older Sex therapists – 91, 95 and 101 –
Teach Us About Aging and Sexuality and How to Keep Passion Alive?
One factor of aging is functional age, how well our various organs
function. We may not have the strength or agility that we had in
our 20’s and 30’s but we can maintain a high degree of strength,
flexibility and movement capacity throughout our life, not matter
how long we live.
Our psychological, emotional and intellectual age CAN be
controlled to a large degree by the actions we take consistently
during our lifetime. If we keep our attitude open and accepting,
curious and willing to learn new things, we have a better chance
of keeping our intellectual and psychological age youthful.
If we learn how to handle our emotional responses to other
people’s actions and behaviors and to the inevitable
disappointments, hurts and losses in life, we can face the
challenges of aging in a calm and accepting way.
So – when is it too late to enjoy intimate connection with
another, including sensual and sexual intimacy. NEVER!
Even if we have suffered from a serious illness. Even if we
live with chronic pain and discomfort. Even if our partner
suffers from anxiety, depression or other emotional problems,
we can still find a way to touch, be touched and share intimate
loving. It IS possible.
Listen to leading sexologists as they talk about the aging
process and the possibility for truly
exquisite intimacy during our golden years.
In the meantime ….