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70 Year Olds Sex

Here’s some new research that will make Zoomers happy. According to a Swedish study more 70-year-olds are having good sex more often.

The researchers found 70-year-olds of both sexes are having more sex than they did 30 years ago, and many more women report being satisfied with their sex lives.

They interviewed four groups of 70-year-olds in Sweden about their sex lives between 1971 and 2001. They found that 68 percent of married men said they were having sex in 2001, up from 52 percent in the early ’70s. The number of married women having sex rose to 54 percent , up from 30 percent in the early 70s.

And 12 percent of unmarried women interviewed in 2000-2001 said they were having sex, up from less than 1 percent in the early ’70s. The number of women reporting high sexual satisfaction also increased, with more women reporting an orgasm during sex.

Interestingly, the number of men reporting low sexual satisfaction rose. But this might be because men are now more open in talking about sexual failure.

The study appears in the British medical Journal.

© Reuters 2008

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