Sex helps women age better

Sex helps women age better

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Now, she is backed by scientists who have found that active sex life can help elderly women cope with ageing.

Researchers at the University of California San Diego found that elderly women who enjoyed an active sex life had a better quality of life, and were healthier and happier.

This holds true even as the actual level of sexual activity declines with age, found the researchers who looked women aged between 60 and 89, Daily Telegraph reported.

This had an effect on their perceived quality of life, said study author Professor Wesley Thompson. Prof Thompson said: “Contrary to our earlier hypothesis, sexual satisfaction was not significantly associated with age. Although the levels of sexual activity and functioning did vary significantly, depending on the woman’s age, their perceived quality of life, successful ageing and sexual satisfaction remained positive. What this study tells us is that many older adults retain their ability to enjoy sex well into old age.

“This is especially true of older adults who maintain a higher level of physical and mental health as they grow older.

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