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Sex Advice for Seniors Podcast
Episode 66: Misaligned Sex Drives in Later Life
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Episode 66: Misaligned Sex Drives in Later Life

What to do when the woman in a heteronormative relationship wants more sex?

This week’s episode was prompted by a phone-in question on an Irish radio station in which Suzanne recently appeared. The question was from a woman who had a higher sex drive than her (male) partner and was struggling to have her needs met in the relationship.

We often hear from older men who report that their partner, who is typically menopausal or post-menopause, no longer has the same desire for sex in the relationship they had during their younger days. However, what happens when the tables are turned?

We know that reigniting sex in a long-term relationship can be hard, especially if you have found talking about sex difficult. Additionally, the changes that take place in the body, can create a sense of shame. Whether it’s erections that are not always reliable, saggy skin or simply that you have grown up to believe that old people shouldn’t have sex, there are numerous reasons why having sex in later life can be challenging.

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Sex Advice for Seniors
Sex Advice for Seniors Podcast
Everything you need to know to have a thriving, nourishing sex life as you age—whatever that means for you. Suzanne Noble and sexologist Zoe Kors are sixty, sexy, and honest. They discuss their own experiences and—as women in their sixties—bring years of sex and intimacy to reflect on in a witty, open and enthusiastic way. The series is dedicated to helping older people find their way to a healthy and enjoyable sex life. Whether you are just starting out with a new partner or continuing with an old one, there's sure to be something new here for you.