Most men over 75 have active sex life

A man who reaches 75 doesn’t mean that there is no more sex for him this was according to an Australian study. In the said study, the researchers were able to find out that nearly one third of these older men were still sexually active at least once in a year. The result included about 1 in every 10 men who are aged 90 to 95.

To add to this, most of these older men who have active sex life admitted that they would love to have more sex. Other older men, on the other hand, skip having sex because of health issues, low levels of testosterone or mainly lack of partners.

The study was based on a survey done to Australian men who are around 75 to 95 years old. Most of these men were married or still have a living partner. The researchers found out that the younger seniors were the busiest among the group, with 40 percent of them aged 75-79 said that they had sex in the last 12 months. Eleven percent of those older men aged 90-95 reported that they were still sexually active with someone else in the past year.

Many people, who include clinicians, believe that sexual activity is no longer important to older people. However, the study shows that is just not the case. Even during the tenth decade of life, there is still 1 in every 5 men who believe that sex is important. This was according to Zoe Hyde, the study lead author and researcher of University of Western Australia. The said findings appear in the December 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Over the past few years, there have been several studies that tried to analyze the sexuality among older people who are assumed to have little or no more sex life. It has been suggested that the popularity if Viagra and other related drugs may have affected the interest of sex among older people. However, there are few numbers to back this theory up.

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, stated that almost more than half of people who are surveyed in the United States aged 65 to 74 were sexually active, as reported. On the other hand, there were 26 percent of 74 to 85 older men who were sexually active.

The researchers analyzed the results of sexuality study in a new study. This was done to almost 2,800 Australian men who were not cared for at health care facilities or nursing homes. The researchers asked these people if they had sexual activity, but essentially not intercourse, with their partners within the past twelve months. It showed that around 49 percent of those aged 75 to 95 believed that sex is still important. Only around 31 percent had been sexually active with another person during the past year.

The reasons behind the lack of sex among other older men are the following: lower testosterone levels, physical limitations, increasing age, lack of sexual interest of the partner, osteoporosis, prostate cancer and many others. All in all, Hyde said that health problem is the chief reason for lesser sexual activity among others.

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