Getting older doesn’t have to mean that couples have to settle for cuddling up to a hot water bottle and sleeping in twin beds – as good as that may sound – because new research suggests sex can get better with age.
The poll looked at the love lives of 1000 of Britain’s over 50s, both single and attached, and discovered that as many as 32 percent said they were having more fun in the bedroom now than when they were in their 30s and 40s.
When asked for the reasons they felt sex was more fun many respondents claimed they had LESS body hang ups, weren’t afraid to try new things and the main reason was that their age made them more experienced.
Over half of them in a long-term relationship said knowing their partner’s wants and needs made being intimate more comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable and for those nearing retirement they said they simply had more energy because the kids had left home.
A significant number of the singletons said there was also the excitement of being with a different partner. In fact the *survey – taken to mark the launch of the DVD release of ‘Book Club’, staring Dianne Keaton and Jane Fonda – found that one in ten are back on the dating scene after being in a long-term relationship.
Seventeen percent of those even admitted to having had a recent sexual encounter with someone they met online.
And to top it all off more than 52 percent of everyone asked said they don’t see any reason why they can’t keep having a great standard of sex well into their 60s and 70s.
It makes sense: Without the stresses and exhaustion of young kids running around, combined with less financial and career woes than you’re likely to have in your younger years, it’s possible that you’ll want to do more than just sleep when you get to bed.
*The research of 1,000 over 50s in the UK was conducted by ginger research in August 2018