Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Quick hit: Older women like sex. Film at 11.

From Reuters, via Stuff:
Women become less sexually active and less interested in sex as they get older, on average, but there are still plenty of women who continue to have sex and maintain their sexual desire into their 60s and beyond, new research shows.

And a woman's mental and physical health has more of an influence on her sex life than her age, according to the researchers.

Conventional wisdom holds that women's sexual activity and interest dwindles as time goes by, but research has shown that some women maintain satisfying sex lives well into old age, Dr Alison J. Huang of the University of California at San Francisco and her colleagues note in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

...Forty-three per cent of the women overall said that their interest in or desire to have sex was "moderate to very high" over the past three months, while 60 per cent reported some sexual activity in the previous three months.
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But before you make with the clicky try and have a guess which celebrity's picture they've used to illustrate the story. Go on, you know you want to...

8 comments:

harvestbird said...

My guess is Helen Mirren.

harvestbird said...

Ha! It's not Helen Mirren, folks.

Boganette said...

I thought Helen Mirren too!

A Nonny Moose said...

Angelina Jolie!

Oh, ok, someone "over the hill" in Hollywood terms.

Jane Fonda?

Hugh said...

I was going to go with Judi Dench.

stargazer said...

snap! i thought judi dench as well...

Ari said...

Wow, they sure do pick the most unflattering pictures for this kind of articles. This is about sexy fun times people, not staring contests! :o

Anyway, I'm terrible with celebrities so I didn't even try to guess. :)

Sarah said...

I thought Madonna, but then she prob wasn't old enough. Sure was an unflattering photo.

I've been reading "The Female Brain" written by a neuropsychiatrist, and she says one of the big reasons for the drop in sex drive for women is their huge drop in Testosterone as they get older.

If that happens to me, I will be all about the testosterone patch.