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Who said older women don't want sex?

Published Apr 10, 2014, 6:22 pm IST
Updated Apr 8, 2019, 12:44 am IST
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London: Contrary to the normal belief, middle-aged women who are sexually active are not likely to lose interest even as they get older.

A new research by Dr Holly Thomas finds that if sex is important to them, older women will not refrain from having intercourse even if they are diagnosed with sexual dysfunction.

According to The Telegraph, Dr Thomas and her team, based at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, recruited 602 women between the ages of 40 and 65 and asked them to report if they were sexually active, and how important they felt sex was in their lives.

354 (66.3 percent) of the women reported being sexually active when they first took the test. Four years later, 228 of those women who took the test again said they were still sexually active.

"From our study, it looks like most women continue to have sex during midlife," Dr Thomas said.

"In contrast to prior research, we found that most sexually active midlife women remain sexually active," the study concluded.

The study has been published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal.


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