They can also recommend treatments for conditions that can affect your sex life, such as incontinence.Effective treatments for vaginal dryness include over-the-counter moisturizers and lubricants, and prescription estrogen creams, tablets, and rings that you insert vaginally.(Besides sex, HIV/AIDS can also be acquired by sharing syringe needles.) Before having sex, check your partner’s penis or vaginal area for sores, abnormal discharges, or odors.The best way to protect yourself and your partner is for the two of you to get tested for HIV and other STIs before you start having sex.Nine middle-aged men and women are sitting in a circle in a cluttered, colorful classroom in a church annex in Austin. Her husband, Eugene, sitting nearby, was raised in Spain and has handsome features and courtly manners. "Touch one of your hands with the other," she says. Tonight's class is one of 14 in the seven-month course, which is the result of an initiative of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the United Church of Christ (UCC).Judith, the oldest, is an artist, and her long, curly gray hair is piled into a messy halo atop her head. "Feel the smoothness and roughness of all the various parts, the places where it's dry or moist." Some of the students close their eyes as they follow her instructions. Since 1998 the institutions have coproduced sex education materials for children ages 5 to 18; as church leadership reexamined the curricula, they noticed a need for age-appropriate material for grown-ups.
Hold the condom at the base (open end) as you remove it. Your provider can also recommend treatments for common sexual problems such as vaginal dryness and erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting an erection, also known as ED).
Elizabeth, an information technology manager at a local government agency, is an athletic woman, efficient in her movements. So begins the fifth session of Our Whole Lives (OWL): Sexuality Education for Adults, at the First Unitarian Church of Austin.
"It was just nice to be touched at all," says Judith.
ED increases with age, but it is not always a part of growing older.
ED can be due to medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes or emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, and stress.