Remember when we told you Jane Fonda said sex was on in the Golden Pond years? ( She credited testosterone). Well non-famous ladies in their 60s, 70s and 80s are having happy, satisfied sex lives, too and that’s making their aging process easier, reports redOrbit.com.
Researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at UC San Diego studied 1,235 women between 60-89 from the San Diego site of the NIH Women’s Health Initiative study. While it’s true that aging has a negative effect on things such as arousal and climax, satisfaction didn’t differ greatly among the women by age group.
The whippersnappers in the 60-something group reported have significantly more sex than those in the oldest group; 70 percent of the 60s who were married or in an intimate relationship had had sex in a six month span, vs. 31 percent of the 80-somethings. Their satisfaction varied little, however; 67 percent of the youngest group were moderately to very satisfied, vs. 60 percent in the middle group and 61 percent in the oldest group.
RedOrbit quotes UCSD assistant professor Wesley Thompson as saying in the Telegraph that those who maintain better physical and mental health into old age are much more likely to continue enjoying sex. “Furthermore, feeling satisfied with your sex life–whatever your levels of sexual activity–is closely related to your perceived quality of life.”
See? If global warming or asteroids don’t kill us first, we have something to look forward to.