Said one sex psychologist: “We still have this stereotype of elderly people with their bath chairs and canes, staggering around, who couldn’t possibly be having sex—but that isn’t the case.”
An ongoing Swedish study has shown that 70-year-olds are more likely now to have sex—and women to have orgasms—than in any decade since the 1970s. Sixty-eight percent of married men and 56% of married women reported having sex after turning 70, an increase of about 15% in both cases.
More couples over 70 are having sex—and finding it satisfying—than in previous generations, a British Medical Journal survey suggests.
Swedish researchers asked 1,500 older people across a 30-year period about their sex lives.
The number of people saying they had sex increased—as did the number of women reporting having orgasms.
A UK expert said the older people of today grew up in more sexually liberated eras.