Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Want to satisfy your woman? Cuddle

Do you have to have sex to be sexually satisfied? Apparently not… if you’re a woman over 40.

Sixty percent of the women who responded to a survey reported in the January issue of the American Journal of Medicine said that they are satisfied with their sex lives—regardless of their level of current sexual activity, their level of sexual desire, or their partner status.

In a survey of more than 800 California women, ages 40-99, researchers found that 50 percent were sexually active, despite low or no sexual desire. The youngest and the oldest women had the highest levels of sexual satisfaction, although recent sexual activity decreased with age with 83% of the women under 55 and 13% of those over 80 years reporting sexual activity in the past 4 weeks.

Not only were the oldest women the most satisfied, those who were recently sexually active experienced orgasm satisfaction rates similar to the youngest participants.

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This entry was posted on January 19, 2012 by in equality, Politics and tagged , , .
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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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