One in three men between 75 and 95 years old is sexually active, according to a new study — and half of them want more sex.
That’s according to a long-running study of 2,783 Australian men published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Among sexually active men — that was defined as having had sex as little as once in the past year — 57 percent were satisfied with their sex life, and 43 percent wanted to have sex more often, according to the study, which followed men from 1996 to 2009. Among those not having sex, 40 percent said they just weren’t interested.
Nearly half of all men viewed sex as at least a “somewhat important” part of their lives, the study found.
“It’s defying all the stereotypes out there about old people,” says Sharon Brangman, president of the American Geriatrics Society, who wasn’t involved in the study. “People’s sex lives do not stop just because they get old.
Gannett News Service