Older women still enjoy active sex lives

July 21, 2015

A recently published article in the Annals of Family Medicine, yielded data that busted inaccurate stereotypes and myths about sexuality and aging in women.  Nearly six out of ten women over the age of 60 reported being sexually active.

The study interviewed more than 2,100 U.S. women ranging in age from 28 to 84, most of whom were in their 50s and 60s. They found that women in their 60s and 70s had sexual satisfaction levels similar to women in their 30s and 40s.

Of the women aged 60 and older who had a committed partner, 59 percent were sexually active. Those romantically partnered were eight times more likely to be sexually active than those without a partner.  Interestingly, 13 percent of sexually active women did not have a steady romantic partner.

The results also suggested that of women who were sexually active, age wasn’t related to higher sexual satisfaction. Instead, sexual satisfaction was linked to higher relationship satisfaction, better communication and prioritizing the importance of sex.

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