Sexual Activities – We all are well versed with the fact that during the first throes of passion the frequency of sex is on higher side and we all accept the fact that it often fade away as we age. According to studies of sexual behavior of long married couples unveiled some interesting fact which will be discussed below in this post.
Couples who are over the age of 50 years usually report a slight uptick in their Sexual Activities and performance. They have also reported that their frequency of sex tends to increase after their cross the age of 50 years. But, the report suggests that couples above 50 years tend to have less sex than the individual married for 65 years.
The Trends in Frequency of Sex of Older Adults
A research has been conducted on 1600 couples aged between 57 and 85 years and all were married varying amount of time based on data from the 2014-2015 National Social Life, Health and Aging Project. You will be amazed to know how often the older couples are doing sex. It has been estimated that average older adults who are married for a year tend to have 65% of chance to have sex for 2-3 times in a month, while after 25 years of their marriage the frequency reduces to 40% per month. And after the age of 50 years that frequency drops to 35%.
But the main surprise is after the age of 65 when the tendency and frequency of having sex in a month increases to 42% in older couples who were married for 65 years. According to experts the sexual activities in older adults doesn’t return to 3-4 times in a month, instead it moves to the direction as the year moves on. According to surveys, couples in their first marriage usually have frequent sex than those who are remarried. Moreover, they have also reported that permanency of the sexual relation is totally responsible for increased sexual activity in their first marriages.
However, these studies and findings are contrary to the popular beliefs that they should not have sex without caveats. The information publish in NYC times reveals that the survey doesn’t include the partners who are in living relationship but not married nor did they include lesbian or gay couples. Some of the interviewers also reveal that sexual activity or sex doesn’t mean intercourse or orgasms; instead it is a mutual voluntary activity with the person that is involved in the sexual contact. So, does being engaged or married cause you to have more sexual activities or does having more sexual activities cause you to stay together as married couples, now one ois aware about this fact?