Women over age 50 are having sex — and developing STIs — at a higher rate than commonly believed. The notion that women lose interest in sexual activity after menopause has collapsed under scientific scrutiny. Of those who were dissatisfied, more than half said they would prefer having sex more often. Many smaller studies corroborate the WHI results.
All those impulses and desires, for physical touch, for sex, for companionship, they're all the same. Research shows many women in their 60s, 70s and 80s have more time for sex than ever before. Credit: Getty images. Maybe it's morphed into something a bit more subtle. Twice divorced and with her current partner for three years, Sarah says that while it's largely accepted that men will continue to have sexual feelings as they age, the same isn't true for older women. She sees the myth about women losing their sexuality over the years as part of the invisibility that older women so often suffer.
If you're over 60, sex certainly isn't off the table. Sex is a wonderful way to stay physically and mentally healthy later in life, and age is no barrier to enjoying a fulfilling sex life. Sex over sixty can be just as enjoyable, if not more enjoyable, than when you were younger. Sex in later life is a wonderful way to stay physically and mentally healthy, but with a few more years inevitably come a few more things to think about. What are the risks and the benefits of having fun on the sexy side of 60?
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Even though our mothers and grandmothers arguably pioneered the sexual revolution , we're constantly inundated with think pieces on the love and sex lives of the to set. As a result, we know very little of how these women are getting it on and how their sex drives change over time. As a married woman approaching her mids, I have a lot of questions.