It's a myth that women don't want sex as they age, study finds
Here's What 47 Women on Sex Over the Age of 50
CNN It's a myth that women lose interest in sex as they enter midlife and beyond, according to new research that followed over 3, women for approximately 15 years. Photos: 10 reasons to have sex tonight. The health benefits of sex go way beyond the pleasures of orgasm. You get a health boost in all sorts of ways from fooling around, from lowering blood pressure to stress reduction. Read on for all the excuses you need to schedule sex tonight. Hide Caption. And you don't have to act like bunnies to get the benefit; a study of 30, Americans over four decades found that sex at least once a week was enough to make people happy.
Horny old broads, dirty old men. These commonly used terms speak volumes about how society views older people who are interested in sex. Experts say such derogatory labels reflect a deep level of discomfort in our youth-oriented culture with the idea that seniors are sexually active.
All those impulses and desires, for physical touch, for sex, for companionship, they're all the same. Research shows many women in their 60s, 70s and 80s have more time for sex than ever before. Credit: Getty images. Maybe it's morphed into something a bit more subtle.