The need for intimacy is ageless. And studies now confirm that no matter what your gender, you can enjoy sex for as long as you wish. Naturally, sex at 70 or 80 may not be like it is at 20 or 30—but in some ways it can be better. As an older adult, you may feel wiser than you were in your earlier years, and know what works best for you when it comes to your sex life. Older people often have a great deal more self-confidence and self-awareness, and feel released from the unrealistic ideals of youth and prejudices of others.
Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to how much sex everyone is having , or really, how much more sex other generations are having or had compared to Millennials. When a recent study found that Baby Boomers have had more sexual partners than Millennials , it was like minds were blown the eff out of the water. Now, in keeping with the theme that everyone seems to be getting it on more than Millennials , dating site EliteSingles , just released a study of their own that found seniors have absolutely not lost their sexual stride with age at all. The study of online daters found some brow-raising stats that make singles in their 20s look practically prudish compared to singles in their 70s. In other words, your parents and grandparents are apparently on a sexual rampage.
Ian Kerner is a licensed couples therapist, writer and contributor on the topic of sex for CNN. CNN The romantic lives of senior citizens are rarely portrayed on television or film, and the very idea them having sex is typically met with doubt or derision. Yet the stereotype that older people are largely asexual is false, according to findings from the recent National Poll on Aging.
Sex without intercourse is still sex. Real sex. Satisfying sex.