Some people say that sex is something that blossoms and gets better over time, but with that being said, it’s far from uncommon to find people that have been in long-term relationships that wake up one morning only to find that they haven’t made love to their partner in a number of months or even years.
Although the reasons for this sort of scenario occurring are numerous, it could simply be due to aging and the resulting physical limitations that come with getting older. Nevertheless, there are plenty of different lovemaking positions that are suitable for each different age group. Here are the best lovemaking positions to enjoy regardless of whether you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s:
Some 25% of pregnant women experience pelvic pain, and 8% still feel it up to two years after they have given birth, according to research conducted in the UK. This post-pregnancy pain often arises as a result of sacroiliac joint pain, which is discomfort around the sacrum located at the base of the spine and the iliac bones that make up the pelvis.
As a result, it’s not uncommon for women in their 30s to experience pain attempting certain lovemaking positions. To get around this problem, it’s best to try having intercourse on all fours. This is because such a position helps to keep your pelvis neutral.
Even if pelvic pain isn’t an issue for you, sensitivity in your nether regions is common, especially if you’ve recently delivered. In light of this, it’s recommended to try a spooning position. Lie side by side with your partner either facing each other or facing the same direction. This allows a woman who recently became a mother to control the speed and depth of penetration.
Sciatica tends to rear its head in your 30s and 40s, but the problems that this ailment causes when having intercourse can be circumvented by using spooning and all-fours as lovemaking positions. These two positions are effective because they take pressure off of the sciatic nerve. Should you be feeling more adventurous, however, you can always attempt a reverse cowgirl. This position is achieved by having your partner lie on his back and sitting on top of him with your back to his face. Don’t lean forward though, because doing so can actually aggravate sciatic pain.
Yet another position you can try is a “flatiron” variation of the all-fours position. Lie face-down, bend your knees and raise your hip slightly so that your behind is in the air. Place a pillow under your chest for support. This helps to keep your spine neutral and helps to prevent any sciatic pain.
Menopause results in a drop in estrogen, which in turn can make intercourse more painful due to dryness and the thinning of vaginal tissue. Menopausal and postmenopausal women are also more likely to experience pelvic prolapse, which occurs when a pelvic organ such as the bladder drops from its normal place and begins to push against your vagina.
To get around this problem, try a seated lovemaking position. Sit your partner down on the edge of a bed or a chair, for instance, and sit on top of him so that penetration can occur very gently. In addition, you can also control the movement and make it as fast or as slow as you like. You can also try lying on your back with a pillow under your hips and thighs for easier penetration. This will also help if your bones and joints tend to ache a little.
One-third of all men and women over the age of 60 suffer from osteoarthritis. If you happen to be one of them, then you shouldn’t consider lovemaking positions that place a lot of pressure on your knees and hips. Osteoarthritis sufferers are often encouraged by physical therapists to stand up during intercourse because standing helps to take pressure off of joints and strengthen bones. Try standing with your back to your partner, and rest your arms on a piece of furniture for support.
If you have back pain as a result of spinal osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis, it’s highly likely that the pain will worsen when arching your back or lying on your stomach. That’s why this position, coupled with low-back support from a pillow, is best for you to try. Straddle your partner to control the movement, and use your knees and hips to roll your pelvis, as opposed to your spine.