Survey Says: Regular Sex Important For People Older Than 65

by RICK RODAY on May 17, 2018

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There are more people aged 65 or older in the world than ever before. This is especially true in places such as the United States where advances in medicine have increased the life expectancy of the average person. As a result of this aging population we are seeing an increase in television and movies that depict elderly people as being far more lively.

This includes media with sexual active senior citizens, which even only a few years ago was something many people frowned upon or considered too absurd to be realistic. However, this negative connotation of sexually healthy older people is rapidly changing.

According to a recent survey of about 1,000 people aged 65 to 80, sex is still considered to be an important part of one’s life. Participants of the survey confirmed that regular sex is integral to their overall happiness, directly challenging the long-held assumption that interest in sex ends soon after retirement.

Personally, I’m relieved to know I’m likely to be sexual active as a senior citizen because I’m a bit of what most people would call a late bloomer. It’s comforting to know I still have a long ride ahead of me.

The study was carried out by the University of Michigan and was sponsored in party by the AARP. They discovered that 40% of the elderly people who participated are sexually active with 84% of men and 69% of women citing sex as an important part of maintaining a happy life.

These numbers suggest a small subset of elderly people who aren’t sexually active but wish they were and it makes me kind of sad to think about it. Maybe they should try moving to a different community.

A while back we read about a man who was busted for running a brothel out of a retirement community and we assumed most of his clients were other retirees. While these businesses were being operated with questionable practices there has to be some really cool facility somewhere in the country with a really ethical prostitution program. After all, if having sex is important to an elderly person I would certainly hope they are able to find (or pay for) a willing partner.

For whatever reason many people still don’t like to imagine senior citizens having sex. Not me though. With advancements in both plastic surgery and low impact exercise programs it’s really easy to imagine women in their late 60s having sex. It’s even one of my favorite Pornhub searches.

Via theguardian.com

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