These preconceptions can be extreme, ranging from humour to disgust, or simply a refusal to believe that people in their seventies and eighties. People are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their 70s and 80s, according to new research from The University of Manchester and. Naturally, sex at 70 or 80 may not be like it is at 20 or 30—but in some ways it can be better. As an older adult, you may feel wiser than you.
“Pensioners enjoying sex life in their 70s”, the headline of The Daily Telegraph reads. Several news sources report on Swedish research. Naturally, sex at 70 or 80 may not be like it is at 20 or 30—but in some ways it can be better. As an older adult, you may feel wiser than you. Believe it or not, these women are in their 70s and single: What they say about love (and, yes, sex) shows how much the world's changed.
Believe it or not, these women are in their 70s and single: What they say about love (and, yes, sex) shows how much the world's changed. A comprehensive study, led by Anglia Ruskin University and University College London, involved more than adults in England. People are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their 70s and 80s, according to new research from The University of Manchester and.
A study has found half of men and almost a third of women aged 70 and over are still sexually active. These preconceptions can be extreme, ranging from humour to disgust, or simply a refusal to believe that people in their seventies and eighties have sexual interests or needs at all.
Thankfully, such assumptions appear largely inaccurate. There are the individual stories of those open to sharing their experiencesas Patricia, 81, did with author Iris Krasnow:. We love to experiment. We love to dance. There is a lot of cuddling and snuggling. And there are various studies that reveal that many older people maintain healthy, active sex lives.
Our research into the sexual lives of more than 7, men and women between the ages of 50 and 90 in England reveals much about older attitudes to sex, how sexually active they are and what problems and concerns they experience with their sexual health. In our survey, we found that half of men and almost a third of women aged 70 and over were still sexually active, with around a third of these sexually active older people sex sexual intercourse twice a month or more.
Sexual problems were relatively common, however, with a third of sexually active women reporting difficulties becoming sexually aroused or achieving orgasm. Chronic health conditions and poor self-rated health seemed to have more obvious negative impacts on the sexual health of men compared to women. Men were also more sex about their sexual activities and function than women and with increasing age these concerns tended to become more common.
Sexually active women were less dissatisfied with their overall sex lives than men and also reported decreasing levels of dissatisfaction with increasing age.
Indeed, the same research has shown that older people who were asked about their sexual health and functioning were then more likely to seek further help with any sexual problems they may have. These recent findings now need to be used to improve sexual health advice and information for older people. This article was originally published on The Conversation.
Read the original article. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium.
It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.
Our journalists will try to sex by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.
Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Subscribe Now Subscribe Now. Final Say. Long reads. Lib Dems. US Politics. Theresa May. Jeremy Corbyn. Robert Fisk. Mark Steel. Janet Street-Porter. John Rentoul. Chuka Ummuna. Shappi Khorsandi. Gina Miller. Our view. Sign the petition. Spread the sex. Steve Coogan. Rugby union. Motor racing.
US sports. Rugby League. Movers List. Geoffrey Macnab. Tech news. Sex culture. News videos. Explainer videos. Sport videos. Money transfers. Health insurance. Money Deals. The Independent Books. Voucher Codes. Just Eat. National Trust. Premium Articles. Subscription offers. Subscription sign in. Read latest edition. UK Edition. Sex Edition. Log in using your social network account.
Please enter a valid password. Keep me logged in. Want an ad-free sex Subscribe to Independent Premium. View offers. Getty Creative. Over sex are still having lots of sex - here's why we should be talking about it.
Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not sex the headlines Download now. Shape Created with Sketch. Erotic images through the ages Show all Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists.
I would like to receive the best features and trends across the world of sex every week by email. Update newsletter preferences. Comments Share your thoughts and debate the big issues. Join the discussion. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. Please try again, the name must be unique Only letters sex numbers accepted. Loading comments Please try again, the name must be unique. Cancel Post. There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Follow comments Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. Thanks for subscribing!
Vote Are you sure you want to submit this vote? Submit vote Cancel. You must be logged in to vote.
For those wondering, the most frequently reported problem among woman was the ability to become sexually aroused, while for men it was erectile difficulty. The fact that older people are sexually active hasn't been without a downside though.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, sexually transmitted diseases STDs are spreading like wildfire among baby boomers. Since , the incidence of syphilis among seniors has gone up by 52 percent, with chlamydia up 32 percent.
It's become enough of an issue that Medicare now offers free STD screenings for seniors. British studies have found a similar STD trend among older people as well. Another study of people to years-old in the United States found that more than a quarter of those up to age 85 reported having sex in the previous year.
Pictured, Shirley Livingstone, 74, has tried dating through agencies but hasn't found anything serious. The increase in late-life divorce, and the surge of sixty and seventysomethings seeking new partners, shows that although desire may diminish during an old, familiar relationship, it can be rekindled with someone new — no matter your age.
The trouble is not, then, kickstarting your libido, but finding a suitable partner. Even the much-feted Hollywood actress Diane Keaton, 71, expressed her own dismay about the matter last year. Shirley has a very full and active life; she still runs a small property company and travels whenever she can.
Do they really expect us to kiss them with a mouth full of broken teeth? I think that men should have facials and be groomed.
Hemmings highlights another problem for seventysomething single women: the ratio of men to women drops significantly. Get out and socialise and be opportunistic. I would love a warm, loving relationship and to have the opportunity to share my emotional and physical self. Why not? Pauline, who has three children in their 30s, has had a number of relationships since divorcing her husband in her mids. If I was a lesbian I would have quite a future!
Why should I settle for anything less just because of my age? Pauline lives in Selsey, a small town by the Sussex coast, having lived for several years in both South Africa and the South of France. I go cycling and do yoga. I just love life. After her initial divorce in , she went on to have a happy year relationship, which ended when her partner sadly passed away 18 months ago. I met my last partner on a blind date when I was Someone well-dressed!
She maintains a meticulous beauty regime and keeps herself fit and active. Carol Ann loves to spend time with her family, including her two great-grandchildren. These experiences have also made her grasp on tightly to life — and its many pleasures — while she can. Having retired at the age of 60 after a career in catering, Carol has travelled all over the world, despite being on her own.
But like Pauline and Shirley, Carol Ann, as eligible as she clearly is, is yet to find that lucky man with whom to have a full and proper relationship. I have lots of men friends but I want that spark. Share this article Share. People say I must have been a looker once and that hurts - Pauline, Share or comment on this article: Single women in their 70s share their views on intimacy e-mail Most watched News videos Driver accelerates at cyclist and forces him into traffic Jack Merritt was first person to confront Usman Khan, witness reveals Crazy moment a shark knocks Florida boy off his surfboard Police confront man with imitation AK47 at home in Wiltshire Hilarious moment boss films employee falling on ice patch Emergency services called after children injured in car collision Angry man is tasered by police after scuffle on bridge in Whitby Donald Trump and Melania arrive at Buckingham Palace for NATO reception 'He knows what happened': Virginia Roberts on Andrew's 'excuses' Virginia Roberts 'implores' British public to 'stand beside her' This Morning: Jeremy Corbyn apologises for anti-Semitism in Labour Boris Johnson, Macron and Merkel arrive at Buckingham Palace.
Bing Site Web Enter search term: Search.