Despite what pop culture suggests, sex does not belong to the young and beautiful. Somewhere between field trips to buy stamps at the grocery store and 5 PM tooth brushing, old people are having intercourse, just like you. But the findings of one recent study shed light onto the harsh reality that women of advanced age aren't having as much sex as their male counterparts. The International Longevity Center found that a quarter of men over 85 had intercourse in the past year, while only 10 percent of old women did.
Sex and Seniors: The 70-Year Itch
Half of men would have sex with a year-old | YouGov
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How Sex Changes With Aging (& What You Can Do About It)
When I was 11 years old, my mother silently snuck into my bedroom. Under the cover of midnight, she sat cross-legged at the end of my bed and proceeded to give me The Talk, although it was more of a whisper. Instead of focusing on the anatomy of sex — the biological prophecies by which, some say, our bodies were made to meld into one — my mother chose to emphasize pleasure. She spoke about the importance of passion: pursuing it, asking for it and finding it within yourself. Society has a tendency to perpetuate this idea that the older a woman grows, the more she yearns for the beauty of her youth.
When Keanu Reeves 55 was dating visual artist Alexandra Grant 46 many praised the rare example of a Hollywood star being in an age-appropriate relationship. The actor has never dated a woman older than 25, despite having had eight girlfriends since he himself was that age. In news that will surprise no-one, the results show that men are far less restrained when it comes to age.