According to a new survey which was released on Thursday, it seems that nowadays, sex is not only for the young. According to official numbers, 40% of adults with ages between 65 and 80 in the United States say that they are regularly having sex. Moreover, 73% of them admit that they are quite satisfied with their intimate lives. Interestingly enough, the survey still shows that sexual activity declines with age and illness. Also, that older men are more interested in sex and more active than older women. However, it seems that older women are the ones who are more satisfied.
About 54% of seniors with spouses or partners said that they are sexually active. According to sociologist Erica Solway, it seems that sex is still a very important part of older people’s lives. Sadly, this topic does not really get the attention it deserves. This survey was conducted online at the end of last year and about 1,002 randomly chosen people took part in it. The survey revealed that the most sexually active group of older people is the 65-70 one, with 46% of them having said that they are indeed sexually active.
Older people have more sex than previously thought
When it came to general sexual activity, 51% of men fell in this category and only 31% of women. About 45% of people who said that they were in excellent health also reported being sexually active. When it came to being “very” or “extremely” interested in sex, 50% of men admitted this while only 12% of women did.
About 73% of people said that they were happy with their sex lives. This means that the people who have not had sex in a while were also content with that. Experts think that this survey also proves how certain older people are freer sexually than some younger people. This is not an universal idea, but it’s still a reality.
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