And since about two-thirds of us don’t orgasm by intercourse alone, it helps to have help, which is where vibrators come in. We have less circulation in our genital tissues, which become more fragile.
What that often means is that it takes more time for us to become aroused, many of us require additional lubrication, and we need more stimulation for us to experience orgasm. I encourage midlife women to pay attention to the motor strength of the vibrators they consider; many “novelty” vibrators just don’t have a strong enough pulse to make a difference.
As it happens, our partners sometimes are losing agility or dexterity just when we need more stimulation.
In those cases, a vibrator is an aid for both the woman who wants to experience pleasure and the partner who wants to provide it. Bringing a vibrator into a relationship can be awkward if you let it.
According to the Hite Report, only 1 percent of women had used one in the 1970s.
That’s changed again, thank goodness, with just over half of women reporting vibrator use in a 2009 study.
You experience it, but you’re likely unaware of the chemical reason for it: Satisfying sex triggers hormones and neurotransmitters that help us to feel relaxed, less stressed and more contented.
Since orgasm is essentially a series of muscle contractions, it helps to keep our pelvic floors in shape, which keeps our organs in place and combats incontinence.
Whatever respectability the vibrator had was lost by the early 20th century, and it was very nearly absent from “polite society” for decades.
Intercourse is mild to moderate exercise, which most of us work to include in our schedules for its cardiac and other health benefits.
And intimacy is good for our relationships, which are, in turn, good for our health. The loss of estrogen leads to what we doctors call genitourinary syndrome or vulvovaginal atrophy.
You will need to check with the FMCSA regarding that particular paperwork.
With that information in hand when you go to do your DOT medical examination, then the DOT examiner has all the appropriate information to determine your physical state of fitness to perform the duties of a commercial driver.