Men Happy With Sex Life Well Into Their 90s

Growing old ain't so bad after all
By Eiric Baardsen,  Newser User
Posted Dec 7, 2010 1:39 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Dec 7, 2010 9:59 AM CST
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(User Submitted) – There may be more than one reason for that smile on grandpa’s face: A survey of 2,800 Australian men between the ages of 75 and 95 found that 56% of respondents rated their sex lives as satisfying. Sexual activity remained a "somewhat important" part of 48% of the men’s lives well into old age—and that number includes men in the 90 to 95 age bracket, reports CNN.

But there was still a drop-off: the oldest men had less sex than those in their 70s. Among the reason for those who weren't having sex: prostate cancer, diabetes, depression, lack of a partner, or having a partner who wasn't interested in sex. "Sexuality is an innate component of our make-up as human beings. We’re sexual beings from birth until death," said an expert not affiliated with the study. Read the full article. (Read more old age stories.)

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