The More Money an Older Woman Has, the Better Sex She’s Having

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A study published last year indicated that women in their 60s and 70s are getting it on just as much as their younger counterparts. But a new study is shedding light on exactly how satisfied they are between the sheets — and why.


McGill graduate student Annie Xiaoyu Gong analyzed data involving a 2010 and 2011 survey of 3,377 men and women between the ages of 55 and 85 from the National Social Life and Aging Project. What she found was that “the richer and more educated older women are, the better their sex lives.”

When she presented her findings at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, she explained, “women are at a more disadvantaged position in society and having those social resources, as well as economic resources, improves their satisfaction. They’re definitely more empowered in the relationship, which leads to higher satisfaction.”

Now, wealth and education is linked to higher life satisfaction in general, but it doesn’t have quite as much of an impact on how men view sexual satisfaction. Men, Gong said, “define their sexual satisfaction by how often they have sex … these social or economic factors don’t matter much.”

Yet another reason to close that damn wage gap.