With a revenue forecast of $62.32 billion by 2030, it’s safe to say that the adult toy industry is booming with no sign of slowing down.
Part of that has to do with the lightening of the stigma around adult toys - and part of it has to do with the benefit these toys have proven to show for singles and couples alike.
However, there’s one group of people who seem to be excluded from the conversation - the elderly.
While it might seem weird to think about your elders getting off, it’s important to remember 2 things:
- They’re people too
- That’s the reason you’re here reading this.
In fact, there’s a huge range of research out there showing the benefits sex toys have for the elderly.
How Sex Toys Help Seniors
Believe it or not, just because they’re seniors, doesn’t mean they’re sterile.
In fact, many seniors choose sex over things like golf or bingo.
However, with age comes death, and many are also finding themselves without their lifelong partners.
Being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely, and the benefits of sex toys for seniors have become more prevalent.
And while some people might not be able to have sex as much, it doesn’t mean they don’t have urges - something which sex toys help to handle.
Here are some things that adult toys do to help the elderly:
Keeping sexual parts in use, especially as one gets older, is proven to help guard against prostate cancer for men.
Sexual release has been directly tied to stress relief - which can help the heart and brain keep healthy.
Being together for 40 years doesn’t have to mean settling into a routine.
Some couples make use of adult toys in the bedroom - and seniors are no different!
They allow for couples to enjoy new experiences with one another - and show their love with physical affection!
As people (especially women) get older, they may lose control of their bladders.
Making use of vibrators is a great way to not only reach the big O - it’s also great at helping exercise the pelvic floor muscles!
Let’s face it - the older you get, the less capable you become at doing everyday tasks.
That makes it doubly important to focus on things that help you feel confident.
People who masturbate on a regular basis are shown to be more confident in their self-image, leading to a direct increase in mental health.
Keeping the vagina active is the best way to counter things like vaginal atrophy, vaginal pain, tightness and multiple sclerosis - all symptoms of menopause.
As men get older, they struggle to get it up.
While there are ways around ED in the bedroom, some male masturbators come with extra features to help men maintain erections, and can help combat premature ejaculation as well.
With all of the above points, it’s easy to see how sex toys help seniors, and the importance of adult toys in any bedroom, no matter the age.
While you may not sit down with granny and tell her to buy a vibrator, it doesn’t hurt to keep these things in mind as you get older!