Women’s Sexual Health: Age Doesn’t Matter

Women’s Sexual Health: Age Doesn’t Matter

 

Based on a recent study, there appeared to be no differences with respect to the frequency of sexual intercourse or the desire for sexual activity not involving intercourse among the different age groups. Age did not make a difference regarding the frequency of orgasm or in sexual satisfaction ratings with their partners.

 

Most women fear that as they age and the hormone levels drop, so too will their enjoyment of, and oftentimes desire for sex.

 

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Fortunately, while diminishing hormones and sex may happen in the same breath, the latest research indicates that sexual desire has less to do with these changes than it does with lifestyle and other women’s sexual health factors, at least some of which are under a woman’s direct control.

According to reports from a group of distinguished European sex experts in the first ever supplement to The Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, the findings have helped professionals discard the notion that sexual difficulties occurring close to menopause are either biologic or physiologic.

The new research was part of a series of studies conducted on female sexual dysfunction by the department of clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy at Hanover Medical School in Hanover, Germany. As part of the overall project, 102 women aged 20 to “45 plus” answered 165 questions designed to flush out determinants of female sexual satisfaction.

 

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Specifically, researchers hoped to determine satisfaction with sex life in general, sexual satisfaction and orgasm during intercourse, petting, masturbation, attitudes towards sexuality, quality of partnership, and women’s sexual health myths.

Based on the study, there appeared to be no differences with respect to the frequency of sexual intercourse or the desire for sexual activity not involving intercourse among the different age groups. Age did not make a difference regarding the frequency of orgasm or in sexual satisfaction ratings with their partners. For example, 29% of women up to age 45 reported having orgasms “very often,” compared with 26% of women over age 45.

Even more dramatic was that while 41% of women over age 45 reported having orgasms “often,” only 29% of younger women reported having an orgasm “often.”

Among the few differences in the groups: Women over 45 reported having fewer orgasms during non-intercourse sexual activity or during masturbation. Both groups of women reported a dual dimension necessary for successful lovemaking that included having both feelings of emotional closeness to their partner and satisfactory physical experiences.

 

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After comparing all the answers from both older and younger women, as well as from women who reported sexual problems and those who did not, researchers concluded that the single most influential factor about women’s sexual health satisfaction via intercourse was the quality of the partnership, the quality of mutual respect, which then becomes of greater importance as a woman age.

After comparing these study results to earlier and ongoing findings, the researchers concluded that the basis of any sexual problems that did occur at midlife could not be drawn from menopause status or age alone. Instead, life stressors, contextual factors, past sexuality, and mental health problems are more significant predictors of midlife on women’s sexual health interest than menopause status itself.

This study was just one of several research papers presented in the journal about women’s sexual health dysfunction. Each one striving to shed much-needed light on a subject that some believe has been hidden in the shadows too long.

 

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Stress in Teens Causes Mental Health Dysfunction

Stress in Teens Causes Mental Health Dysfunction

 

People are stressed all the time. Although a lot of those stressful situations are felt by a teenager, proper management must be done to help the teenager cope up effectively. When stress enters the system and the mind can no longer handle the effects, mental health dysfunction can occur.

 

It doesn’t necessarily mean that the brain will stop working. However, it will not work as normal as it can be. There are a lot of stress factors that cause a person to feel discouraged and misunderstood. It might be a loss of a loved one, a massive surprising change in his life, being bullied or teased all the time, home problems and difficulties and school problems can bring so much stress to an adolescent.

What are the causes of stress?

 

It is a fact that most of the stressors in a child’s life are those which can’t be easily recognized by the guardian or the parent. These include:

 

  • First time or new time events like shifting from primary to secondary schooling, moving to a room that makes the child uneasy, meeting a new teacher that makes the child pees his pants, or moving to another location are some examples.

 

  • Homework that takes away playtime and requires a lot of time to do. Sometimes, teens also need attention and help with their homework but there’s no one around to lend a hand.

 

  • Unrealistic expectations regarding his or her performance in school even though he or she has already done well. This will invoke the fear of not being better.

 

  • A loss in the family is one of the major factors that a teenager needs to cope up most. The loss also refers to losing a father or mother through a divorce. This can raise an emotional fear that will bind him from the truth that it can happen to him when he has his own family.

 

  • Low self-esteem.

 

  • Watching stressful news, reading mindboggling articles like terrorists or natural disasters.

 

  • A long-term medical problem like diabetes or something short-term like a fractured bone.

 

  • A member of the family experiencing an acute or chronic medical problem.

 

  • Accidents.

 

  • Financial home problems which oftentimes becomes the reason to stop schooling.

 

Transitions like these can affect the entire mechanism of an individual. Even though your child seems to be very small to be stressed, they experience it too.

 

Dealing with stress can be difficult because it is the byproduct of everyday life and situations. One confusing thing regarding stress is that the symptoms connected to it don’t always follow immediately the cause of it. Another trouble about stress is that some may experience it and others don’t given the same kind of situation.

 

One ideal thing to do when faced with stress is to learn to cope. You must teach your teens how to cope with stress. These suggestions can also be useful to adults.

 

  1. Letting your adolescent practice a healthy lifestyle which includes eating a healthy diet, having appropriate sleep and daily exercise.

 

  1. Provide enough time to talk to your child about his or her day and how he feels about it. Communication is always the best outlet for negativity.

 

  1. Set goals that are realistic and achievable for your child’s capability.

 

  1. Talk to your child about decisions and options that can make certain changes in your family’s life.

 

Achieving mental health for your adolescent is possible only if you do your part as a parent.

 

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Your Meds and Your Sexual Health

Your Meds and Your Sexual Health

Summary:

Try as one might, any and all forms of medication will always carry the risk of having side effects that affect another aspect of the body. A person’s sexual health falls under this area, with two forms of medication that can have drastic effects in the sexual arena. These drugs are antidepressants and heart medication.

 

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The realm of sexual health can often be a touchy subject for some people. There are thousands of potential cultural, psychological, religious, and personal factors that come into play when talking about sexual health. However, one thing that most people can agree upon is that there are physiological and biochemical factors in that sort of thing that can affect the physical aspect of the topic. Various medications, even ones that may not necessarily be related to sexual health or the areas of the body that are directly connected to it, may have side effects that alter one’s libido or physical ability to “perform.” Sex-related disorders can be caused by a variety of medications so it would be good for most people to have some idea of what effects such medications might have on the user.

 

There are various ways that sexual health can be affected by medication. The first thing that concerns some would be the effect that drugs might have on one’s libido. There are several drugs that can reduce the libido as a side effect, basically causing a sharp decline in sexual desire. Another problem would be the ability to maintain sexual arousal, to the point that the ability to achieve orgasms can sometimes be affected in a negative manner. The sustainability of an erection can also be a problem in males, though there appears to be no corresponding problem for females. Whether this is due to the perceived difficulty of sustaining sexual arousal in a female or because there are no side effects of that sort for women is a matter of debate.

 

Antidepressants are among the many classifications of medication that can influence a person’s sexual health. Most antidepressants work by inhibiting various neural receptors in the nervous system and brain, such as serotonin. In most cases, this is not really a problem, because these chemicals have no known direct effects on a person’s sexual health and libido. However, there are some circumstances where the mix of a person’s individual biochemistry and the effects of the drug can result in any number of side effects, not the least of which can have repercussions in the sexual arena. The effects of this sort of problem usually last for about if a person is taking the type of antidepressant that initially caused the problem. In most situations, a simple change of antidepressant (which may or may not be a simple feat to accomplish) is enough to alleviate the immediate effects.

 

The flow of blood is very important to sexual performance, though the purposes of it are more painfully obvious for the male half of the species. As such, any medications or drugs that influence the circulatory system can have drastic effects on a person’s sexual health. Any medication used to treat hypertension and high blood pressure can potentially have effects on things like erection, arousal, and performance. Obviously, blood pressure and the overall health of the cardiovascular system can have effects on endurance and the ability to sustain physical activity. While these are not directly related to sex, it does have effects on it.

 

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Do you need Insurance in Retirement?

Do you need Insurance in Retirement?

 

Not all the things you need in retirement are financial, but something to consider is all types of insurance to protect your financial future. When planning your financial retirement there are many things you should consider before taking the plunge and not all of them are overtly financial, though in some large way they are all very financial considerations, particularly if you don’t take the time now to consider their importance later. Insurance is an important consideration when it comes to retirement. Depending on your age at retirement you may or may not qualify for Medicaid, which could leave you in a bit of a pickle when it comes to covering the excessive cost of insuring your health.

 

If you have a spouse that will continue working for a year or two you may want to consider the cost of being added to his or her insurance coverage. Chances are it will be less expensive than striking out on your own for health insurance coverage, which tends to increase in cost with age and according to health.

 

Dental insurance is another huge consideration among those approaching retirement age. The cost of actual dental insurance can be quite cost prohibitive but there are other options in the form of discount programs. There are quite a few programs that exist and all you really need to do is a quick Internet search to find more than a few good prospects. You will want to make sure that the plan you are considering has providers in your area before signing up. Some of these plans offer discounts on other services such as vision, prescription drugs, and even medical care. The costs typically vary according to the offerings of the plans in question.

 

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Medications are another important consideration when retiring, particularly if you are planning to retire early or prior to the traditional retirement age of 65 when Medicaid kicks in. Some of the plans mentioned above offer discounts on prescription drugs and there are other things you can do such as asking your doctor about generic options or less expensive methods for medication that might exist. Some drug companies are offering free medications to people who meet their qualifications.

 

Long-term care insurance is a relatively new concept and something that many of us do not wish to consider but is something that really should be considered when you are young enough to get reasonable rates. If you are in your 50’s and early 60’s you should be able to get this insurance for around $100 a month. Whether you want to acknowledge that this could be a need for you or not, the odds are that it will be a very real need in time. Unless you plan to leave a significant amount of debt in your wake it is an innovative idea to make sure you invest in long-term care insurance.

 

Home and auto insurance typically go through a reduction in cost as you age. This is good news on many levels as it leaves you the option of picking up additional insurance coverage or at the very least fill in the gaps that some of your other insurance costs are leaving in your carefully planned budget. You should keep in mind however that once you reach a certain age they will begin to rise again. Save the pennies you save on the premiums during the good years to cover the costs during the lean years. Insurance is one of those costs that simply must be covered. Make sure insurance is included in your retirement plans.

 

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