70-Year-Olds Still Get It On, Reports Says
Posted on Jul 9, 2008
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.
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.”