Men Have Greater Sexual Life Expectancy Than Woman According to New Study

March 10, 2010

(ChattahBox) – How’s this for a fair trade: While women statistically live longer than men, men have longer and better sex lives in their later years, new research shows.   According to the report in the British Medical Journal, men want sex pretty much until they are almost dead.  Overall the results of this study show that for both genders, those who are in good health are twice as likely to be interested in sex when they reach middle age and beyond. These people are also much more likely to experience a busy and satisfying sex life.  However the disparity between genders grows with age.  The difference is  greatest among the 75- to 85-year-old group: 38.9 percent of men compared with 16.8 percent of women in that age group were sexually active, according to the study.

Using information gathered from more than 6,000 men and women in midlife and later life, researchers estimate that at age 55, the average sexually active life expectancy is 15 years for men and 10.6 years for women.  This study is the first of its kind, and compares how the general health of a person affects his or quality of sex with age. The study is also the first to attempt to calculate a person’s sexually active life expectancy.  Lead researcher Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago states: “Sex is a really important issue, but we don’t take it into account when measuring quality of life. Now we can.”



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