Contrary to what many young people think, older adults are having sex and, according to recent studies, plenty Senior men sex it. For those of us of a certain age, this isn't new information.
Our sex lives have hummed along well enough, thank you very much, thanks to our many years of experience.
We suspect that once the youngsters are done feeling icky about the idea that Grandma and Grandpa do it, they'll Senior men sex relieved to know their sex life doesn't have to have a shelf life. New research at the University of Manchester found that adults are having sex well into their 70s and 80s, and they're not too shy to talk about it.
These figures complement earlier research in Senior men sex New England Journal of Medicine that surveyed 3, men and women, between the ages of 57 and 85 and living in the US, about their sex lives. It found that the majority of older adults who were married or had intimate partners remained sexually active well into their 80s.
In general, sexual activity tended to decline with Senior men sex, but a significant number of men and women reported engaging in intercourse, oral sex and masturbation even in their eighth and ninth decades. Such statistics give us hope for good years to come, but why aren't more people having great sex later in life?
The research shows that many older adults just aren't into it anymore.
Women are more likely than men to report a lack of desire as the primary reason they're not pursuing sex. Still, researchers have determined that when partners discontinue having sex, it's usually because the male partner's health got in the way.
Senior men sex half of the adults who took part in the study reported that at least one sexual problem was slowing them down. For men, that included erectile dysfunction, climaxing too quickly or inability to climax, and performance anxiety.
For women, it was low interest in sex, lack of lubrication, inability to Senior men sex and pain. The worse a person's health was, the more problems they reported. That's a big mistake because many of the sexual problems they mention have practical, easy-to-achieve solutions, such as using lubricants, medications and creams. If you haven't had a frank conversation about sex with your friends, partner or physician lately, it may be time.
Regardless of whether you're still having sex, wish you were or you're happy enough to go it alone or go without, it's important that we share Senior men sex stories and concerns. That helps us all gain a greater understanding about sex in our later years, and lets the younger generation know they can anticipate having a healthy sex life -- for life.