Active Sex Life Makes Senior Women Smile——


From the “duh” department comes research that finds an elevated sense of health and happiness among women over 60 who maintain active sex lives.

The study, which involved more than 1,200 women ages 60 to 89, found that a super-majority of respondents equated a satisfying sex life with a positive sense of well being, according to a story from

“What this study tells us is that many older adults retain their ability to enjoy sex well into old age,” said study co-author Wesley K. Thompson, an assistant professor of psychiatry with the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Added Thompson: “Feeling satisfied with your sex life — whatever your levels of sexual activity — is closely related to your perceived quality of life.”

I’ll be looking for the followup study that broadens that finding to women and men of all ages.


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