Study: Many Seniors Have Rich Sex Lives


Keep it in your pants, gramps.

From CBS

(CBS/AP) An unprecedented study of sex and seniors finds that many older people are surprisingly frisky — willing to do, and talk about, intimate acts that would make their grandchildren blush.

That may be too much information for some folks.

But it comes from the most comprehensive sex survey ever done among 57- to 85-year-olds in the United States. Sex and interest in it do fall off when people are in their 70s, but more than a quarter of those up to age 85 reported having sex in the previous year.

And the drop-off has a lot to do with health or lack of a partner, especially for women, the survey found.

YourTango’s Take

The first thing we thought of when we saw this was ‘eww, gross.’ But after regaining our composure we thought ‘eww, beautiful.’ So, we’re going in the proper direction. Pretty soon we plan on being up to ‘awww that’s great.’ For what it’s worth, this is an important study. Baby boomers all plan on living a long time and want to enjoy the things that they enjoy. They do not want to go gracefully into that good night. For that generation (and probably subsequent ones) age is just a number. Nutrient, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals will keep them doing things that their grandparents foreswore at the age of 45. They’re doing it, we know that, we just ask one thing, that they not rub our faces in it. We’ll keep our hip hop music down after 10 PM and refrain from doing donuts with our Land Rovers in the lawns of their retirement communities if they can keep clothes on Kathy Bates and stop referring to Viagra as ‘boner candy.’ It’s a pretty fair deal.

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