This is How Sex Gets Better With Age!

January 1, 2017

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One of the big questions that many young people have is how sex changes as they get older. We know what it is like when we are young; we have a much sex as possible, as often as possible. However, as time moves on, it is obvious things will change. But in the words of Professor Farnsworth from Futurama ‘good news everybody’, it seems there are some real benefits as we move on in years.

It has always been presumed that sex goes down the shithole when you in your advanced years, but according to researchers from the University of Minnesota, this couldn’t be further from the truth

It seems that as we get older, we concentrate more on the quality of sex, rather than the amount we have. Older lovers put ‘more thought and attention’ into the experience, bringing in all the experience that they have gained through a lifetime of having sex.

Fascinating Research

The researchers analyzed data on 6,000 people aged 20 to 93 based on survey questions completed by mail in 1995, 2003, and 2013.

Among the questions was: how would you rate the sexual aspects of your life these days, from the worst possible situation to the best possible situation?

Well, though the consensus was that it gets worse, older people focus more on quality than quantity. This is a way of offsetting the fall in sex drive, and replacing it with top notch sex when you do have it.

Lead researcher Miri Forbes said that the “frequency of sex became less important with age, and the amount of thought and effort invested in sex became more important.”

She wrote: “These changing priorities were key predictors of sexual quality of life for older adults, and appeared to buffer its decline.

“When we matched older and younger adults on key characteristics of their sex lives – along with sociodemographic characteristics, and mental and physical health – older adults actually had better sexual quality of life.”

The study say that if you compared a 40 year old man and a 50 year old guy who invested the same amount of effort, and had the same amount of sexual partners, the 50 year old would have the better sex life.

Forbes said: “Together these findings suggest that as we age, our sexual priorities change and we develop knowledge, skills and preferences that protect against aging-related declines in sexual quality of life.

“Since wisdom is ‘the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment’, our study suggests that life experience is fostering sexual wisdom.

“This is great news, as a satisfying sex life has been found to be important for health and well-being, regardless of age. For older adults in particular, being sexually active predicts a longer and healthier life.”

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

I feel this is really good news. I don’t know about you, but I have been worried that by the time I reach my mid 60’s, I won’t be having sex at all. The idea that sex will just be something that younger people do is actually bloody depressing. The realisation that even though I may not be having as much sex, what I have will be better seems like a good trade off for me.

So there is some good news for you, our readers. Sex, just like fine wine, gets better with age. But just like drinking when we are older, we can’t do as much of it!

Martin Ward
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