There's a report in the British Medical Journal on sex and aging and health. There were some genuine surprises, but the bottom line is that middle- and older-age men and women who perceive themselves to be in very good health are more likely to be sexually active. Researchers analyzed interview data from two nationally representative samples of some 6000 U.S. adults aged 25 through 85.
"Sexual partnership, frequency of sexual activity, a good quality sex life, and interest in sex are positively associated with health among middle aged and older adults in the United States. Interest in sex among middle aged and older men in the United States has increased since 2000." the report said.
Overall, the study found that men have a longer sexually active life expectancy and that most sexually active men report a good quality sex life. In contrast, only about half of sexually active women reported a good quality sex life. Men lose more years of sexually active life as a result of poor health than women and women, apparently lose years because of widowhood.
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