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13 Things You Need to Know About Sex in Your 40s

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Lisa Milbrand, RD.com of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 13: You can thank declines in hormone levels for the fact that you may not be ready to go at a moment's notice. If you're really missing desire, check out ways you can <a href='http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/relationships/8-foods-boost-your-sex-life/'><strong>improve your sex life with food</strong></a>. 'Both men and women deal with <a href='http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/'><strong>hormone changes</strong></a> in their 40s that can cause changes in sexual arousal, desire and general physical comfort during sexual activity,' says Shannon Chavez, PsyD, CST, a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist in Los Angeles. 'Changes in hormones may require an increase in stimulation during sexual activity or increased focus on sensual pleasuring in order to get aroused.'

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You can thank declines in hormone levels for the fact that you may not be ready to go at a moment's notice. If you're really missing desire, check out ways you can improve your sex life with food. 'Both men and women deal with hormone changes in their 40s that can cause changes in sexual arousal, desire and general physical comfort during sexual activity,' says Shannon Chavez, PsyD, CST, a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist in Los Angeles. 'Changes in hormones may require an increase in stimulation during sexual activity or increased focus on sensual pleasuring in order to get aroused.'
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