A third of over-70s report ‘frequent sexual activity’



“A third of pensioners have sex at least twice a month,” the Daily Mail reports. A new UK study reinforces the point that sex doesn’t automatically stop once a person gets their free bus pass.

The study looked at sexual activity and sexual health among more than 6,000 men and women aged 50 to 90. It showed that a sizeable minority of older people – including those over the age of 80 – continue to have active sex lives, although sex became less frequent as people got older.

Men were particularly concerned about their sexual health as they got older, while women became less so. Men were worried about erection problems and women about lack of desire.

This is an interesting study of sexuality among older people. It relies on self-reporting, which might undermine its reliability, as some people may find it hard to be honest about such a sensitive…

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