MILWAUKEE — An unprecedented study of sex and seniors in the United States finds that many older people are surprisingly frisky - willing to do, and talk about, intimate acts that would make their grandchildren blush. That may be too much information for some folks. But it comes from the most comprehensive sex survey ever done among to year-olds in the United States.
Sexual activity is an essential part of intimate relationshipsthough it tends to decline as people get older. But although research shows that frequency of sexual activity can decrease with age, for many older peoplesex still remains an important part of their life. Women were found to be less sexually active as they aged, but studies show that, just like men, many women also want to continue to have sex as they get older.
Yes, they really do it. How are we so certain? Well, for one, they aren't doing it very safely.
Many people want and need to be close to others as they grow older. For some, this includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life. With aging, that may mean adapting sexual activity to accommodate physical, health, and other changes. There are many different ways to have sex and be intimate—alone or with a partner.
Home Sexual Health. Nothing is further from the truth. Sex at midlife and beyond is a subject mired in confusion and misinformation.
Verified by Psychology Today. Last week, during a public scuffle between year-old Hugh Hefner and his hot young runaway bride Crystal Harris -- who gave a scathing account of their sexual encounters to no-holds-barred DJ Howard Stern -- I was assigned a story for another website about the actual sex lives of octogenarians, based on statistics drawn from scientific research. Among other things, I learned that men aged 70 and up are 20 times more likely to have daily sexual fantasies than are women of that age.
Gerontophilia is the primary sexual attraction to the elderly. A person with such a sexual preference is a gerontophile. The word gerontophilia was coined in by psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing.
Home Sexual Health. In fact, great sex has to do with many different variables. Research shows, however, that there is an age where people feel the most satisfied with their sex lives. The Match.
Joan Price was a high school English teacher for 22 years. She was divorced and never had kids. I lost him to cancer.
In a report written with Professor Josie Tetley, using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageinghe notes that while physical challenges erectile difficulties, for instance occured more frequently with age, the emotional side of sex appeared more fulfilling for people over Men and women in this age bracket reported more shared sexual compatibility and emotional closeness than those in their 50s, 60s and 70s — which sounds like good news for anyone going through a drought in middle age. We kept a very broad definition of sex.