Nearly a third of over 50s having ‘best sex of their lives’

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According to new analysis, these aged 50 and older are having fun with their greatest sex ever. (Getty Images)

Turns on the market’s no want to fret about dropping your libido as you become old, as a result of the over 50s are seemingly having the very best sex of their lives. 

According to new analysis performed by sexual wellness model LELO, 70% of these aged 50+ have seen vital, constructive modifications in their sex life in comparison with their youthful years. 

The survey checked out how the sex habits of 1,000 individuals aged 50 and older modified and found that removed from watching their sex life dwindle, many are literally seeing it enhance. 

Nearly a third of respondents (32%) stated they’re having the very best sex of their lives now that they’re older and over 16% declare that their sex drive has elevated over latest years.

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Nearly one in 5 over 50s are having sex at the very least as soon as a week and one in ten (10%) are having sex twice a week. (Getty Images)

While most respondents are having much less sex now than in their youth, practically one in 5 (19%) are having sex at the very least as soon as a week and one in ten are doing it twice a week.

Interestingly, 42% of sexually energetic individuals have turn into extra adventurous as they’ve gotten older, with half of the respondents (52%) revealing that they’re extra snug with experimenting within the bed room now than ever earlier than.

But regardless of all the good motion between the sheets (or elsewhere), one in 5 of these polled admitted they discover it uncomfortable to speak to their companion about modifications to their sex drive.

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When it involves positions, doggy fashion beats missionary as being seniors’ prime choose, however a extra adventurous bunch are pushing issues a stage additional and opting to check out the wheelbarrow (8%), reverse cowgirl (12%) and even scissoring (10%).

The older technology aren’t simply sticking to bed room sex both, whereas that’s the preferred place to get it on with 82% admitting to being most snug there, a extra adventurous 55% are getting raunchy in the lounge and a cheeky third are choosing toilet sex. 

Turns out ageing helps seniors really feel extra snug within the sack, with confidence thought-about to be essential for excellent sex, particularly on the subject of attempting new issues. 

While many admit experimenting with sex toys, solely a quarter (25%) of individuals think about them a vital half of their sex life. Of those that incorporate them into their bed room actions, probably the most used toys are vibrators (77%) and dildos (39%).

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Commenting on the findings sex and relationship knowledgeable for LELO UK Kate Moyle says: “Sexual wellness and wellbeing is one thing that ought to be current for individuals no matter age and stage they’re at in their lives – it shouldn’t be unique. 

“What it appears to be like like for that particular person can be based mostly on their private context, age, well being, relationship standing, psychological well being, social context and a lot extra; what’s necessary is that we acknowledge that our sex lives don’t remain static however can change and adapt with us as we transfer by our lives.”

LELO’s CMO Luka Matutinović says the findings appear to disprove the parable that sex stops once you hit your fifites. 

“There is a extensively accepted fable about senior residents and their sex life, and that fable is that their sex life is nearly non-existent,” he says. 

“It is a deeply rooted fallacy based mostly on individuals’s discomfort with the ageing course of. Luckily, in actuality, nothing could possibly be farther from the reality. 

“We consider that everybody ought to have fun pleasure — maybe much more within the later years than once you had been younger. The modifications that include age make individuals extra inventive and eager to discover, which ends up in them realizing and understanding precisely what they need.”

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70% of individuals over 50 have seen vital modifications in their sex life in comparison with their youth. (Getty Images)

Need additional proof that we’re within the midst of a senior sex revolution?Just look to science.

A latest survey discovered that 85% of males aged 60-69 report being sexually energetic, as do 60% of these aged 70-79 and 32% of these aged 80 and over.

An extra study, for the National Social Life, Health and Ageing Project (NSHAP), performed by a group of researchers on the University of Chicago, discovered that nearly three quarters (74%) of girls aged 75 to 85 believed passable sex was important to sustaining a relationship, whereas 72% of males felt the identical.

Turns out getting in on has a number of well being advantages for the older technology too.

A latest research revealed within the journal Sexual Medicine signifies that sexual exercise is related to improved wellbeing amongst older adults.

Led by Dr Sarah Jackson (UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care) and Dr Lee Smith from ARU, the research concerned analysing survey information from 6,879 older adults, with a mean age of 65.

It discovered that older women and men who reported any kind of sexual exercise within the earlier 12 months had a greater life enjoyment rating than those that weren’t sexually energetic.

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