The common perception is that elderly people are not sexually active, thanks to their age; a new study from the UK has however proven otherwise.
According to the study by Censuswide, which was published by the published by Independent Age, over half (52%) of people aged over 65 years say they don’t feel like they have enough sex.
The study, which surveyed 2,002 older people, further reveals that one in 10 people aged 75 and over (10%) said they have had multiple sexual partners since they turned 65.
Lack of opportunity
Well, Age is not a factor as to why “oldies” will stop having sex as revealed by the Censuswide and the only obstacle would be “a lack of opportunity”. One in six people aged 65 and over (17%) said one of the only reasons they would stop having sex would be a lack of opportunity.
“Age is no barrier to having a sex life, a lot of older people are more sexually active than many people may think,” said Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age.
Half of the people sampled in the study aged over 65 years say they don’t feel like they have enough sex as they would desire with only one in six people aged 80 and over (18%) say they feel like they have enough sex.
Online dating sites provide the ideal avenue for those aged 65. According to the study, more than one in four people aged 65 and over (29%) who are in a relationship that started in the past 10 years say they met their partner online.