In the media we are constantly faced with ads that say “take this or take that pill” to help with bone health as we age. Do we hear about exercising, diet, or ways to “keep the juices flowing” to help the body remain fluid and in good working order? Do we celebrate the deepening of love and sexual expression in the elder years? After all, many of us have had wonderful years of good sexual experience, and we continue to do so. We are human beings who need tender touch. We have needs, are sensual, and yes, sexual. This is in fact a normal, and can be delightful part of lives in the elder years. In travels to Eastern cultures, we witness a celebration and an honoring of elder love with natural sexual expression. In the literature, it is suggested that in order to keep the organs in our body functioning in a healthy way, the juices must keep flowing….as in exercising the sexual organs to stay lubricated, and healthy.
I recall attending a conference where a research study demonstrated when more elders self pleasured and/or engaged in sexual activity they were healthier and more active in many aspects of their lives. Numerous slides were shown to support the very positive effects of continued activity on the organs of the body. In fact, it was suggested that the encouragement of elder sexual expression can be a good way to increase longevity. Other studies show that for many elders, sexual activity does not decline much at all.
Perhaps there is a deepening of love as we age. Perhaps we might encourage a bit of assistance (and fun) from sexual toys, and lubrications…even with attractive scents. Aloe Cadabra has scents such as Natural Aloe, French Lavender, and Tahitian Vanilla. We are still dancing, and moving and feeling those “juices flowing.” The songs may be a bit different, yet each dance IS the dance of life’s energy.