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70-Year-Olds Still Get It On, Reports Says

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Posted on Jul 9, 2008
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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.


The BBC:

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.

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By GW=MCHammered, July 10, 2008 at 7:44 am Link to this comment
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What’s age got to do with it? I’m in my early 50s. My previous girlfriend turns 60 this year. My last was 29. Very neat ladies. Do you have 80 or 90 year old relatives in an old folks home? If them sharing themselves concerns you, then best keep an eye on ‘em because they’re human too.

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By Blackspeare, July 10, 2008 at 6:08 am Link to this comment

What’s next——80 year olds having a menage-a-trois?!

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By Inherit The Wind, July 10, 2008 at 4:28 am Link to this comment

What? 

For those of us over 50 it sounds like a bright, fun future—instead of the celibate one so many face.

People aren’t supposed to be attracted to people their own age when they are 70 or more?  Why not?

When I was 20, 40-45 year old woman wasn’t too attractive and a woman over 50 wasn’t attractive at all.

But as I’ve gotten older, I find women relatively near me in age (+-10 years) attractive.  My wife is turning 50 this year and I think she’s the most beautiful thing ever put on this Earth.

Paul Newman, in his late 70’s was still marveling in public at how beautiful his wife of similar age, Joan Woodward, still was, and how he still thought her posterior was hot!

“Eww!!”???? Why? Nobody’s expecting a 20-something to find a 70-year old sexy.  But everyone expects a 70-year old to find a 20-something sexy.  And men my age and into their 70’s make fools of themselves with young women—think Woody Allen or Donald Trump.

Me? I think “what would I have to say to her when we’re not….?”  and “Doesn’t she find my old…person…repelling?”  I don’t like to kid myself like those fiends with all those child “wives” in that weird pseudo-Mormon cult out West.  Why would a 20-something want anything from me but money (wealth), and, if I was famous, status?

Am I missing something here? Why shouldn’t men and women be attracted and turned on by people their own age, especially their spouse?  What’s so wrong with that?  My in-laws have friends who INTO THEIR 80’s wouldn’t answer the phone between 10am and 11:30…that was their time to “play”—every day!  I don’t think that’s disturbing…I think that’s wonderful.  And it’s a heluva lot better to look forward to than a gerry chair in a urine-stinking nursing home.

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By slumlord, July 9, 2008 at 11:01 am Link to this comment

disturbing

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