Study Says Older People Still Have Sexy Sex!

Here’s something to look forward to. A study of people aged 65-80 found that 73% of they “have a romantic partner” and continue to get it on as they get older. Don’t stop we say, keep doin’ it at any age!

The University of Michigan’s “National Poll on Healthy Aging” study in association with AARP surveyed 1002 people and asked them their level of sexual activity, the quality and satisfaction level, and who they turned to for sex advice.

31% of the women surveyed said they were “sexually active,” (getting laid) while 51% of men said the same. One of the sadder findings for the ladies was that while 50% of the men said they were “extremely” or “very” interested in sex, only 12% of the women used those words.

So this might explain why “Granny porn” is the #3 most “watched and rented” genre, according to AVN’s porn purchasing data. Apparently, Grampa still wants some action. Maybe porn producers need to make some hot “Silver Fox” Older Dude Grampa porn for the ladies.

AVN’s weekly list of most purchases porn.

According to AARP magazine, “This survey just confirms that the need for and interest in sexual intimacy doesn’t stop at a certain age,” says Alison Bryant, senior vice president of research for AARP. “Although most older adults say that they would talk with their doctor about sexual concerns, health care providers should routinely be asking all of their older patients about their sexual health and not assume that bringing up the issue will offend or embarrass them.” 62% of respondents said they would talk to their doctor if they felt they had a sexual issue relating to their health, but noted that they had to bring the subject up, rather than their doctor. The survey suggests that maybe its time for doctors to start asking people how their sex lives are going.

More than half of those surveyed also report that sex is important to their quality of life. “Sex and sexual health among older adults doesn’t get much attention but is linked closely to quality of life, health and well-being,” says Erica Solway, University of Michigan’s co-associate director of the poll.

“By tapping into the perspectives of older adults from throughout the United States, we are bringing the public’s voice to matters that affect the health and well-being of older adults and their families,” said Dr. Preeti Malani,University of Michigan Professor and Director of The National Poll on Health.
The full survey results are available here.
Photo by ARRP Magazine.
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Anka Radakovich is a legendary Sex Columnist, Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, Screenwriter, and Author of the book THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, PART 2, Tales from New York to Hollywood. THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, Part 2 is her third book. Her first two books, The Wild Girls Club; Tales from below the Belt, and Sexplorations; Journeys to the Erogenous Frontier were both published by Crown/Random House. She was the Sex Columnist for DETAILS Magazine for 9 years and currently writes columns for and Los Angeles Magazine. Her writing has appeared in dozens of magazines including Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men's Journal, Seventeen, Glamour, and Maxim. She has appeared on numerous television shows including 8 appearances with Conan O’Brien. She was a Jeopardy question under the category “Men’s Mags.” As a Sex Educator and Sexologist, she is a college lecturer at Universities throughout the country who offers her unique brand of sex education. Follow her on Twitter @ankarad.


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