• 52% of men and 25% of women reported they masturbated, regardless of whether they had a partner.Such statistics give us hope for good years to come, but why aren't more people having great sex later in life?
Only 38% of men and 22% of women report having discussed sex with a physician once they were past 50.
That's a big mistake because many of the sexual problems they mention have practical, easy-to-achieve solutions, such as using lubricants, medications and creams.
That helps us all gain a greater understanding about sex in our later years, and lets the younger generation know they can anticipate having a healthy sex life -- for life.
Jeanne Faulkner is an RN with 25 years' experience working in women's health.
Here's a between-the-sheets peek at what the study revealed: • 31% of men and 20% of women in their 70s and 80s reported they were still kissing, hugging and messing around with their partners.
• 54% of men and 31% of women over age 70 reported they were still sexually active, with a third saying they have sex at least twice a month.The research shows that many older adults just aren't into it anymore.Women are more likely than men to report a lack of desire as the primary reason they're not pursuing sex.It turns out that "use it or lose it" is a real thing when it comes to sexual health.It's easier to keep your sex life going than it is to rekindle it once the fire's gone out.New research at the University of Manchester found that adults are having sex well into their 70s and 80s, and they're not too shy to talk about it.