Getting Your Orgasm Back After Age 40

If you've lost it, never had it, or simply want a better one, read on. We've got the tricks to help you flip from faking it to feeling it.

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They seem so easy and straightforward in the movies: you have sex, moan a little, moan a little louder and, voila, you nail the "Big O" every time. But in reality, as many as 15% of women have never experienced an orgasm, and only 1 in 10 report having them during sexual intercourse.

That's because orgasms are anything but simple. They require a complex dance of physical stimulation and reaction. Your genitals are touched and respond appropriately, sending a stream of electrical signals to your brain, which, in turn, barks back orders to lubricate the vagina, pump blood to the area, and increase breathing. When every link in the chain does its job, you explode in a satisfying torrent of sensation. But, as our bodies age, the chances that one of those steps will be skipped increases, making an already elusive goal that much harder to achieve. But have no fear - it's not impossible. We've got the reasons you may have lost your groove and easy ways to get it back.