Thursday, July 24, 2008
Swedish Study Shows Improvement in Seniors' Sex Lives
NY Times: More Sex for Today’s Seniors, by Tara Parker-Pope:
The sex lives of senior citizens have improved markedly in the past three decades, according to a new study.
The data, published in The British Medical Journal, have been collected since the 1970s from 1,500 Swedish adults, all of whom were 70 years old at the time of the interview. Although the report is from Sweden, it mirrors recent research in the United States that shows many people continue to have active sex lives well into old age.
But the Swedish data are notable in that they illuminate how people’s sex lives and attitudes have changed over time. Today’s seniors report that they are having sex far more often and have more positive feelings associated with sex than their counterparts just 30 years ago.