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Study: Older Women Have Satisfying Sex Lives

Wednesday, 26 April 2006 12:00 AM

About three-fourths of middle-aged and older women are sexually active and two-thirds of them are at least somewhat satisfied, according to a new from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Ilana B. Addis and colleagues analyzed the responses of over 2,000 women aged 40 to 69 who were surveyed as to their sexual satisfaction.

The investigators found that 71 percent of the women reported having sex in the past year, 37 percent had sex monthly, and 33 percent sex weekly or more frequently.

One-third of sexually active women reported having some type of sexual dysfunction, including lack of interest in sex, inability to relax and enjoy sex, or difficulty in becoming aroused or having an orgasm.

Richer or more highly educated women had more sex, the researchers found, while moderate alcohol consumption, lower body mass index and better health also were tied to more frequent sexual activity.

Younger women and those in a significant relationship were also more likely to have sex more frequently.

The study appears in the journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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