Old People: Still Having Sex

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A new study from Manchester University shows that many elderly people stay sexually active into their 70s and even 80s, in case that was a thing you wanted to know. About 7,000 men and women in their 70s and 80s responded to the questionnaire, and the results were published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior

More on their findings, via the press release:

More than half (54%) of men and almost a third (31%) of women over the age of 70 reported they were still sexually active, with a third of these men and women having frequent sex – meaning at least twice a month – according to data from the latest wave of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). 

Lead author David Lee said he hopes his findings “offer older people a reference against which they may relate their own experiences and expectations,” as this is a population that tends to get overlooked when it comes to sexual health research. It’s also kind of a way for us whippersnappers to peer into our potential sexual futures, which sure is … something.