Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
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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