SEX: The Elderlies Are Best Of Under-sheets Blues… In Their Own Right-The Senior citizens claimed they are winning in bedtime games, claiming their sexual live remain ever eventful and actively stable.
A survey of the over 70s sexual activities revealed that the senior citizens are still winning under the sheets, scoring points in sexual round count.
The first ever research carried out on the attitude of the aged (over 70s) towards sex claimed the Senior citizens are still sexually active and are winning under the sheets.
More than 7,000 older people were interviewed during the research conducted on behalf of English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). The research was led by Dr David Lee, an Age UK Research Fellow at The University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences. In the survey, over 54%, and almost a third of women, 31%, aged over 70, said they were still feeling the sensation of passionate romance and are much sexually active under the sheets.
A third of those percentage mentioned however claimed to be having regular sex encounter under the sheets retaining regular sexual visitation from partners at least twice a month.
According to Dr Lee : “This is the first nationally-representative study to include people over the age of 80 when asking older men and women in England about their sexual health. “We hope our findings improve public health by countering stereotypes and misconceptions about late-life sexuality, and offer older people a reference against which they may relate their own experiences and expectations.
“Our ongoing research is also highlighting the diversity of late-life sexualities, and trying to impose youthful norms of sexual health on older people would be over-simplistic and even unhelpful.” Problems most frequently reported by sexually active women related to becoming sexually aroused, 32%, and achieving orgasm, 27%, while for men it was erectile difficulties, 39%. Men were also more concerned 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. The study also found that many septuagenarians and octogenarians were still affectionate towards their partners, with 31% of men and 20% of women reporting frequent kissing, cuddling or pet-teasing .
Among those who reported any sexual activity in the past three months, 1% of men and 10% of women reported they felt obligated to have sex. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said: “The fact this is the first time that people over 80 years old have been included in this kind of research highlights how often the public health needs of older people, including sexual health, are ignored or overlooked. “With an ageing population it is important that providers of sexual health services understand the needs of older people in both clinical settings and when developing information and advice.
These recent findings now need to be used to improve sexual health advice and information for older people.” The research paper, entitled Sexual health and wellbeing among older men and women in England, is published in the American academic journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Source Addition: The Mail