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29 Jun 2010

sex for older generation
How common is it 4 people in their early 70''s to still have sex? I recently stayed with my parents for 5 weeks while my hubby was overseas for work training only to discover that they r still sexually active. Mom is 72 + my dad is 73. A few times I heard the sounds coming from the bedroom + next morning saw sexy candles + incense + intimate lube that had been used the night before. My dad has always adored my mom + after 51 yrs of marriage the still do everything together - from shopping to playing bowls + going on long walks. I''m very proud of them but just wonder how common is it 4 people of their age still 2 have sex, or r they the exception?
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01 Jan 0001

Whist there is a common perception that the older generation lose interest in sex, relatively recent research in the US indicated that 53% of people between the age of 65-74, and 24% of people between 75-84, were sexually active.

So whilst sexual activity declines with age, there is a substantial proportion of the older population who remain sexually active, and a larger proportion who regard sexual intimacy as important part of life!

You have great role models - I hope the same is true for you and your husband!

Claire - SASHA
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