Couples aged over 70 remain sexually active!!

July 9th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

A British Medical Journal survey found that more couples over 70-year-old are found to be more satisfied in sex intercourse - than in previous generations.

An experiment on 1500 older people, the number of them report that their sexual activities increased as well as number of women reporting having orgasms.

Though our general knowledge about sexual problems in older person is common but still there are plenty of studies of sexual related to advancing of age have come up in the opposite direction.

The scientists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden interviewed 70-year-olds in 1971-2, 1976-7, 1992-3 and 2000-2001. Its been found that the number of 70-year-olds reporting sexual intercourse rose in men and women, married and unmarried.

Amongst married men, their sexual activities increased from 52% to 68%, while married women increased percentage of sexual activities from 38 % to 56 %. While the number of men reporting physical problems, such erectile dysfunction or ejaculation dysfunction increased, but the number of women who said they were highly satisfied with their sex lives rose too.

Professor Peggy Kleinplatz, from the University of Ottawa said:

“Sex is an important and positive part of the lives of their 70 year old participants, and more so for the current cohort of men and women than for their predecessors in 1971.”

“Doctors should now be trained to ask all patients - regardless of their age - about any sexual concerns.” said she.

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