One of the questions that I’ve often asked myself: what sex toys do elderly women 80 want? It’s an interesting thought, as elderly women are often neglected in the conversation about toys and sexual wellbeing. To get to the bottom of this question, I have explored through my own conversations with elderly women, and the views of various professionals in the field.
The first thing to note is that elderly women may not necessarily want a particular type of sex toy. Rather, they are likely to benefit from a variety of sex toys that are designed with their particular needs in mind and are comfortable to use. According to a sexual health counsellor I’ve consulted, elderly women have unique physical and emotional needs. Therefore, the sex toys need to be age-appropriate and suited to their preferences. Different toys may be suitable for different women, as the needs will vary case by case.
For example, vibrators are one of the most popular sex toys out there and elderly women may find them ideal for various activities such as masturbation or arousing the clitoris. Not to mention that some arousing aspects of using vibrators may be preferable to other more aggressive toys. Moreover, elderly women may prefer sex dolls, as these toys are more suitable for them due to their companionship features and customisable look and feel. With all the ageing-specific features, sex dolls elderly women may also find comfort in these type of one-of-a-kind sex dolls.
Of course, elderly women may also benefit from sex toys designed for pelvic floor strengthening. As we know, pelvic floor strength is often key for post-menopausal women, and various toys can be used to help them gain back some confidence. For example, pelvic floor strengthening exercises can be done with the aid of a specially designed sex toy that is inserted into the vagina and connected to a control system. As for other exercise-related sex gadgets, there are also more sophisticated toys such as the Kegel Exerciser. Though this one is more suitable for younger women, its main purpose remains the same: to help strengthen the pelvic floor.
Additionally, elderly women may find additional comfort in sex-and-sensuality toys such as scents, massage oils and candles that help relaxation and comfort. Additionally, lubricants are a must, providing doctors advise that it is safe and suitable for the woman’s anatomy. Furthermore, elderly women may even benefit from ”toys” such as erotic books, sexy linens, massage canes, and even sensory-enhancing accessories to turn up the heat.
Apart from these, elderly women might need a range of safer sex tools like condoms and contraceptive pills if they are engaging in intimate activities with medically approved partners. Of course, each of these tools comes with specific instructions and suitability guidelines, so talking with a health professional is key before attempting to use them. Most elderly women are advised to use either the male condom or female condom, with the primary purpose of preventing STI transmission. But, since research on older adults and their safer sexual practices are still ongoing, it is best to find out the particular needs of each elderly woman before using these products.
Ultimately, finding the ”right” sex toy for an elderly woman might seem daunting, but thanks to the wonders of technology, and to today’s sexual health professionals, elderly women can now enjoy safe and satisfactory sex experiences. With proper research and talking with the right experts, elderly women can engage in enjoyable, intimate and safer sex activities while remaining healthy and content.