While many people with activity-limiting medical conditions adapt to their situations, society often presumes that sex and intimacy are not important to this group
Farmington, CT (PRWEB) February 13, 2009
Just in time for Valentine's Day, lovevidacura.com aims to bring attention to the importance of intimacy for Senior Citizens via a humorous spoof on senior-citizen dating websites.
"While many people with activity-limiting medical conditions adapt to their situations, society often presumes that sex and intimacy are not important to this group", according to Larry Berk, President of VidaCura.com. "We now know that the need for intimacy doesn't stop at any specific age. LoveVidacura.com is meant to illustrate that dating, intimacy and sex activities are not just reserved for the young."
In the first comprehensive national survey of sexual attitudes conducted by the University of Chicago, has found that most people ages 57 to 85 think of relationships and sexuality as an important part of life and that the frequency of sexual activity, for those who are active, declines only slightly from the 50s to the early 70s. Among those who remained sexually active, nearly half reported at least one sexual problem, such as lack of desire (43% of women), vaginal dryness (39% of women) or erectile dysfunction (37% of men).
Other survey findings include:
- The most prevalent sexual problems among women were low desire (43%), difficulty with vaginal lubrication (39%), and inability to climax (34%).
- Among men, the most prevalent sexual problems were erectile difficulties (37%). Fourteen percent of all men reported using medication, supplements or erectile enhancement devices to improve sexual function.
- Men and women who rated their health as being poor including those who suffer from range of motion-limitations and joint pain were less likely to be sexually active and, among respondents who were sexually active, were more likely to report sexual problems.
The complete study is available at the National Institute on Aging's website.
VidaCura.com offers health and wellness products that are helpful to people of all ages including Fitball fitness products]brand fitness products, massage tables, and the IntimateRider sex chair.
The IntimateRider provides a level of mobility that might be otherwise challenging for those with spinal cord injuries, chronic back pain, arthritis or those dealing with the effects of aging. It is a sleek, small chair with a very low center of gravity that glides effortlessly forward and backward with just a bit of upper body movement. Specially selected fabric conforms to the body for comfort and back support. The IntimateRider folds nicely so that it may fit under the bed or in a closet.
VidaCura.com based in Farmington, Connecticut offers over 5,000 home healthcare and wellness products including power scooters, bath and kitchen assists, walkers, and incontinence products. They also publish Taking Care of Ourselves, a free health newsletter that covers health and insurance topics from the consumer's perspective.