Don’t Worry, Your Sex Life Will Still Be On Fire Even When You’re Way, Way Older
Turns out the old saying “it ain’t over till it’s over” is true—at least when it comes to your sex life.
The , conducted by the University of Michigan, asked 1,002 adults between the ages of 65 and 80 about their sex lives. According to the results, 40 percent said they were currently sexually active. And among the three-quarters who have a romantic partner, 54 percent are getting busy.
And they’re not just going through the motions, either: When asked if they are satisfied with their current sex life, 73 percent of seniors polled answered with a thumbs up.
“This survey just confirms that the need for and interest in sexual intimacy doesn’t stop at a certain age,” Dr. Alison Bryant, senior vice president of research for AARP said in a . (Which honestly, Blanche from “Golden Girls” has been telling us since 1985…)
The survey also revealed that healthy seniors were more sexually active compared to those with “fair” or “poor” health (45 versus 22 percent). Let that inspire you to continue eating your veggies and waking up for your morning run!
Both sexes mostly agreed that sex is an important part of a relationship—84 percent of men and 69 percent of women.
That said, there seems to be a bit of a gender gap when it comes to, and it doesn’t favor the ladies. In the survey, half of men aged 65 to 80 were extremely or very interested in sex compared with just 12 percent of women in the same age range. Also, women were less likely than men to be sexually active—31 percent compared with 51 percent of men.
But there’s a silver lining: When it came to sexual satisfaction, women were more likely to be extremely or very satisfied. Long live your steamy sex life!
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