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Think Your Sex Life Is Over After 40? Hardly

Think your sex life is over after 40? Hardly—you're just getting warmed up.

Think Your Sex Life Is Over After 40? Hardly
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Here's what to expect when you're getting it on in your fourth decade.

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You may need to put a little more work into it
 You may need to put a little more work into it
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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. "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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