Safer Sex »

… give Sensual pleasure such as food being placed on the body and licked off and being tickled or stroked with particular fabrics. Basically anything that you and your partner want to do that doesn’t involve sexual fluids coming into contact with your partner’s sexual parts is safer. You do need to make sure you talk about it and check that it’s what you both want to do and feel ready for. You must also both be over 16. Other than that, your imagination is the limit!

If you have had …

Stroke »

The prospect of having a Stroke is quite frightening for many older people but, as with many other serious Illnesses , you must bear in mind that it is not inevitable.

Stroke mostly affects people over the age of 65, with women in this age group more prone to the event than men. There are two main types of Stroke. Ischaemic stroke occurs when a blockage occurs in the blood supply to the brain. …

Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… arteries and which can result in poor blood circulation, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Atherosclerosis causes about half the cases of erectile dysfunction in men over 50. Also, the veins through which the blood leaves the penis may not be working properly, allowing the blood to leave too soon.


Illnesses such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis can lead to an eventual deterioration of the nervous system, and as with stroke, the signals giving …

Sex and Ageing »

… Illnesses which can take many years to manifest themselves. These can include heart disease, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, prostate problems and the long term effects of diabetes. It is illnesses like these which can have a detrimental effect on your sexual capability.

Some can be treated more successfully than others, and the treatments themselves can have an adverse effect on sexual function, but you should not automatically accept a poorer sex life as a result if …

Hypertension »

… narrower and more rigid. In combination with atherosclerosis, this can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Any disease which impairs the circulatory system can affect sexual function as described in the Sexual Difficulties section of this site.

It is important that you discuss any sexual difficulties which you have experienced on a regular basis with your doctor as hypertension itself may not present any symptoms.

The Hypertensive Association recommends blood pressure being …