Sex and the older woman Published: January, Women over age 50 are having sex — and developing STIs — at a higher rate than commonly believed. The notion that women lose interest in sexual activity after menopause has collapsed under scientific scrutiny. Of those who were dissatisfied, more than half said they would prefer having sex more often. Many smaller studies corroborate the WHI results. All in all, it's become clear that older women are more sexually active than is commonly believed. These findings probably come as little surprise to older women themselves.
A Study of Sexuality and Health among Older Adults in the United States
Sex, desire and pleasure in later life: Australian women's experiences
Multivariate logistic regression was used to evaluate predictors of oral sexual behavior and oral HPV16 infection. Results Differences in oral sexual behavior were observed by gender, age-cohort and race. Most men Prevalence ratios PR of ever oral sex in men vs. In multivariate analysis, gender, age-cohort, and race were significant predictors of oral sexual behavior. Oral sexual behavior was the primary predictor of oral HPV16 infection; once this behavior was adjusted for, age-cohort and race were no longer associated with oral HPV Conclusion There are differences in oral sexual behaviors when considering gender, age-cohort and race which explain observed epidemiologic differences in oral HPV16 infection across these groups.
Corresponding author: Kamila B. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Introduction Despite the aging of the population, there is limited data available about sexual life and behaviours among of postmenopausal and late postmenopausal women.
Address reprint requests to Dr. Maryland Ave. Among respondents who were sexually active, about half of both men and women reported at least one bothersome sexual problem. Fourteen percent of all men reported using medication or supplements to improve sexual function.