Medical Conditions and Sex
As we have already said, there is no need to stop having an active sex life as you get older. If you have any long term medical conditions though, there are some things that you should consider.
Cardiac and respiratory conditions
Sex can often be like an aerobic workout if it gets very energetic. If you suffer from cardiac or
, such as angina, you might be more comfortable with a more leisurely style of lovemaking. Try to find a position, which is comfortable.
Arthritis and joint problems
Sex can often be quite painful if you have arthritis
or joint problems
, but do not let this put you off having sex. Experiment with positions to find ones that do not put pressure on the joints, making the whole experience more comfortable.
Some conditions such as diabetes
, vascular or prostate disease can often cause erectile
. As well as this, many types of medication can cause impotence, such as beta
blockers. So if you do suffer from impotence
, do not worry, you are not alone and, as embarrassing as it may seem to speak to your doctor about it, there are many treatments available to help.
How we can help
Hopefully, you understand the importance of practising safer sex and what to look out for if things do go wrong. However, if you still have any questions or are worried about your sexual health, your Pharmacist will be happy to discuss these with you and offer you friendly, confidential, expert advice.