The most important of these are the availability of a sexually active partner and presence of concurrent illnesses. Some of the age-related changes in physiological indicators of sexual function, such as vaginal blood flow, are the result of estrogen deficiency, and as such are essentially reversible. Despite the inherent limitations of many studies in female sexuality, a significant degree of objective measurements has been reported in the literature. Future research should focus on developing appropriate techniques for quantitative estimation of sexual response in women.
Sex, intimacy, and the older woman
Sexual desire in older women: What a study finds may surprise you - CNN
In case you need a reminder that every person and body is wildly different, enjoy the below story, originally published in June , wherein 47 women over the age of 47 weigh in on the state of their sex lives. No topic was off-limits. Read their illuminating responses below. Now, do we have sex a lot??? NO, but I must say when we do, it is still very good. Sometimes I like to put on dirty movies as it helps me during foreplay. I do not want to give up on the effort it takes, because I know many friends have.
Sexuality in Older Women
CNN It's a myth that women lose interest in sex as they enter midlife and beyond, according to new research that followed over 3, women for approximately 15 years. Photos: 10 reasons to have sex tonight. The health benefits of sex go way beyond the pleasures of orgasm. You get a health boost in all sorts of ways from fooling around, from lowering blood pressure to stress reduction.
Recent research suggests that the vast majority of post-menopausal women are having less frequent, and less enjoyable, sex. The study, conducted through Brighton and Sussex medical schools , questioned over four thousand women aged fifty and over. Of those included in the study, sixty five percent had partners, yet under twenty percent of the women overall were sexually active. In those women who were sexually active, only three percent less than two percent overall referred to pleasurable and positive sexual experiences.