Having sex frequently — and enjoying it — puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension. The federally funded research, led by a Michigan State University scholar, is published online in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. For the current study, Liu and colleagues analyzed survey data from 2, people in the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project.
What is the “normal” frequency of sex?
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Many factors can influence how often people have sex. Relationship status, health, and age can all play a role. As the relationship progresses, the rate might slow down. If they are busy with work or childcare, they might not have as much time for sex as they used to. Much depended on whether the respondents were single, partnered, or married.
Is sex in later years good for your health?
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Sexual function and activity in old age have been inadequately studied world over. It is important to know that aging processes are not confined to persons beyond the age of 60 years; many changes in elderly have their antecedents in the middle age.
You're feeling great. You're enjoying sex, just as you always do: the closeness, the give and take, the heat. But now you'd like to finish — and it ain't happenin'.