Ninety-three-year-old actress Betty White loves to talk about sex: "I may be a senior, but so what? I'm still hot. Most likely she'd applaud the recent research published in The Archives of Sexual Behavior that busts the stereotype of the sexless older adult.
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But sleeping better and embracing your best features can change that, says sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. In this exclusive interview, she reveals how to spice up your love life after 45… No one gives sex tips like Dr.
There's a popular perception that older people lose interest in sex. Not true. Studies show that people maintain active sex lives well into their later years.
How often should I be having sex? And it sounds like a simple question, too. But I can tell you what I wrote in my book Size Matters about research on how often people actually have sex.
Without preamble, she launched into enthusiastic endorsement of a lubricant called Astroglide: "You be sure," she said severely, "that you're all goopy before you get into bed. Now I am older, it seems less funny. Young people are often surprised that older women have sex at all.
Turning 50 doesn't mean all the fun in bed has to end —even if it doesn't happen quite as often. All week TODAY is celebrating the major milestone this week, with " This is 50 ," a candid look at life, love and health in midlife. According to TODAY's "This is 50" survey, just over a third of people in their 50s say they have sex a few times a week or month.
Although I don't recommend comparing your sex life to what sex statistics say others consider to be normal, it can be interesting to see how often other couples have intercourse. More Durex Survey Results. More From YourTango.