As people are getting older, sex is not the same as it was in their 20s. It can still be satisfying though and many seniors can enjoy their sexuality up until their 80s and even beyond. A healthy sex life is very important for many aspects of life, such as self esteem, confidence and physical health. As people age, their joints become more vulnerable and their flexibility is not the same as it used to be when they were younger. Therefore, their backs and knees can get a bit creaky. In addition, senior people need to make certain adaptations in terms of the sex positions they use. These positions need to be safe in order to both feel more comfortable and to avoid injuries like a hip dislocation. Be being safe though, it doesn’t mean that sex will be boring or monotonous. Let’s see some safe positions for senior people.
- Side by side or spooning. This position is suitable for all ages and it doesn’t put any stress to your back, knees and joints. It’s basically doggy style but without any pressure on knees. The couple lays next to each other, the man behind the woman.
- 69. This position is actually about mutual oral sex. It can be used as part of foreplay or as part of the climax. It’s totally safe for seniors of all ages and it can be done either sideways or on top of each other.
- Use a chair. This is ideal in case you have any issues with your knees or back. The man sits on the chair and the woman faces him, sitting on his lap. It is important to use a low chair so that the woman can touch the ground with her feet in order to be steady.
- Cowgirl. The man lies down and the woman sits on him. It is regarded a safe position if it is done slowly and carefully. It is not advised though in case the woman has any knee problems or knee replacements.
In general, it is advised to find a position which matches the needs of the couple. Adaptations need to be made in case where there are in issues with joints, knees, back etc. Just remember that there are plenty of safe and comfortable positions to use. Just relax, take it easy and be gentle.