Senior Dating

Dating and Viagra: New Normal for 21st-Century Seniors

Nick Slade Nick Slade • 11/02/12

We all know that, unlike women, men do not have a “biological clock” when it comes to making babies. However, the drive tends to, well, fall down on the job once we reach a certain age. We may no longer have an interest in making babies, but every man still wants to go through the motions.

Throughout all of human history until a decade or so ago, senior men looked at the loss of potency as the end of their sexual existence. It stifled their confidence in their ability to bring a new woman into their lives, and they often spent years alone and in misery.

From an early stint as a bartender, I remember one vibrant gentleman just into his 60s who was devastated that he had to walk away from a budding romance with a woman he had loved for many years and who had recently become single again. Rather than tell her he would need oral stimulation in order to make love to her, he simply left.

Fortunately, today there are drugs, such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, that can compensate for nature’s shortcomings. Virility in a bottle can keep your romantic life vital and exciting for years to come.

These drugs are not always covered by insurance and can be quite expensive — often around $30 for a single pill. Consequently, you do not want to be popping them unless you are quite certain you will have some sexual business to attend to.

Viagra typically gives you a four-hour window of opportunity for sexual activity, while some other drugs may permit more spontaneous activity within a day or two, depending on the dosage.

There are even smaller “daily dosage” varieties that can keep you ready for action anytime with daily usage.

 

“Drugs can play a big role

in senior sexual performance.”

Talking to your girlfriend about it.

A common misconception among women is that the drug itself induces an erection, but that is not the case. The drug simply restores a man back to his normal ability to become aroused romantically by his girl.

A woman wants to know it is her charm and not a drug that is stimulating her man and that she is still the main stimulant for a man using Viagra.

Your doctor will prescribe the drug that is right for you, depending on your general health and other medical conditions and drugs you may be taking.

For the most part, there is no real need to tell your lady you are taking an erectile supplement anymore than you would need to tell her you are on Lipitor for cholesterol or avoiding salt to keep your blood pressure in line.

Of course, as you get closer to a major commitment, you both will want to discuss all of your medical conditions, medications and any limitations that may come along with them.

If you are using Viagra, you will be taking it after dinner or perhaps an hour before you intend to be involved in sexual activity. In this case, some discussion may be required so you can time things properly.

Make sure you let her know you still need her to become aroused, and also let her know this is a very popular drug for men of all ages.

It may not be completely necessary, but it gives you the confidence of knowing that you will be able to perform in a timely manner when the time is right and that she will also be the beneficiary of your youthful vigor and increased stamina.

She may need the extra power and time the drug gives you for her own satisfaction as well.

She has her own concerns, too.

This may also be a good time to discuss any issues she may worry about for herself, too. She may be relieved by your forthcoming nature about your Viagra and may use it as a way to open a discussion about some of her own personal concerns.

If she seems uncomfortable talking about it over an after-dinner drink at the restaurant, just tell her you will continue the conversation in a more intimate setting later on.

Ask her if she needs to stop at the drug store on the way to your place too, just in case she would be more comfortable if she had access to a certain product she finds helpful.

Making love never gets old, and modern science can keep both men and women in the game for a lifetime of bonding in a way that only sex can deliver.

The fact is that men and women both lose a bit of natural sexual ability and drive as they get older. Drugs and lubricants for one partner really benefit both partners by facilitating and improving the sexual act, which is a union shared by both.

The drugs and other products can play a big role in senior sexual performance and satisfaction, but it always comes down to communication and consideration of each other’s fears, needs and abilities.