A new study reveals that more than a quarter of British men over 85 had sex in the last year but only one in 10 octogenarian women did.
The International Longevity Centre surveyed pensioners ages plus about their sexual proclivities and discovered that older women just aren't in the mood. Those numbers continue shrinking as people get older, but even though most men and women report almost "never" thinking about sex, one in four randy male retirees still manage to knock boots, while only one in 10 women do.
There are other factors besides gender at play, of course. Healthier individuals reported both higher sexual desire and more frequent romps between the sheets. Plus, women's longer life expectancies mean the dating pool of single men for straight women dries up over time, while the available fellas have plenty of females to choose from.
John Bancroft of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in Bloomington, Ind. Sadock agrees.
Women also appear more likely to rate sex as an unimportant part of life, and they were more likely to report that they no longer get pleasure from sex. It surprised me.
Physicians also cite physiological reasons for these differences. Menopause plays a role in women's hormonal profile, as well as their own feelings of sexuality.
For men, there are changes in certain blood vessels which can cause erectile dysfunction as well as changes in testosterone levels that can affect their sex drives. Mautz said that when her doctor asked her whether she was seeing anyone, she started to rattle off a list of other physicians with whom she had had recent appointments - until she realized that her doctor was inquiring about her intimate relationships.
She may not be alone. According to the new study, only 38 percent of women and 22 percent of men had discussed sex with their physicians since turning Lindau adds that there are other issues as well.
For example, she said, older women may feel too embarrassed or intimidated to ask a young male doctor about sex. But as new information about sex in seniors continues to unfold, doctors say that conversations about sex must become more of a fixture in older Americans' doctor visits.
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