For years now we’ve heard about randy grandparents getting nasty in the old folks home. Yet studies of septuagenarian sex continue to make the news as if it’s weird, shocking or gross.

It’s blatant ageism against the canasta class.

Yet another study, reported on by The Huffington Post, confirms what we already know: The elderly continue to have sex. This particular study claims significance because it’s the “first piece of research of its kind to include people over the age of 80.”

But how can people in their 80s possibly have sex without medical supervision?

According to WebMD, sex is good for your immune system, bladder control and blood pressure. It lowers the risk of heart attack and cancer, reduces pain, improves sleep and mitigates stress (duh on those last two).

To this blogger, it’s not surprising that older people are affectionate. It’s surprising that only 31 percent of men and 20 percent of women report “frequent kissing or petting.” That’s the news. Why, in the post-Viagra world, are the elderly not shtupping more often?

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