Site visitors are also invited to share their sexual wisdom. It's not necessarily cheating because it's not uncommon for older married couples to come to some kind of open or quiet don't-ask-don't-tell agreement when it's obvious that one partner is done with sex, while realizing it's not realistic to demand permanent celibacy from their partner. But the theory is that a lot of people are not in good health by that age, and overly common things like smoking and obesity can kill functioning in men even at a relatively young age.
And many women lose interest by menopause, and have dryness which makes intercourse painful, though lubrication is supposed to help.
Finally, both men and women become more likely to have medical condition and take medications that have sex-impairing side effects.
After 50, especially after 60, these changes intensify.
They don't have penis-vagina intercourse, but so what? Now, I'll agree that my wife stopped being interested in intercourse, not to mention all sex, by her age of 50.
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Not Much." The Bloomberg News story said a new University of Chicago study of 6,000 Americans showed that "the average person's sex life ends by age 70." No way, I thought, so I read the study in the current British Medical Journal. It said that in every age group, people in good health report interest in sex, but that after age 75, because of medical conditions, the drugs used to treat them, and partner loss, only 39 percent of men and 17 percent of women have regular partner sex.
Several studies suggest that in older adults, masturbation is common. The news media generally ignore sex in older adults. Aging changes it, gradually eliminating penis-vagina intercourse.
When they cover it, the tone is often incredulous: Whadya know? Fortunately, there are marvelously satisfying ways to enjoy sex without intercourse. Women over 40 start to experience menopausal changes: Vaginal lubrication declines. And libido and sexual self-esteem frequently decrease.