Once thought to be an activity reserved almost exclusively for those of a certain age, new research shows that many adults are having sexual relations throughout the majority of their adult lives. Recent findings by the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) indicates that bedroom activity is an important part in the lives of a large number of British citizens between the ages of 16 and 74. This is the first time that Natsal has researched the intimate lives of older citizens, and some of the findings were rather surprising.
Sex at age ninety is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
Sex in the seventies is definitely a reality for many senior citizens, although the frequency does decrease with age. People are living longer than ever before during this time in our history, and apparently, they’re enjoying the sunset years more as well. Thanks to scientific advances in medicine and a greater knowledge among the general populace of the significant role that nutrition and exercise play in the general health of individuals, the increased levels of health enjoyed by today’s senior citizens no doubt has a direct correlation to bedroom activity.
Other findings of the survey include the fact that one out of every six pregnancies in the UK is unplanned and that although four out of 10 people have reported experiencing a sexual problem during the past year, only one-tenth of them were concerned about the quality of their sex lives as a result. One of the most common problems that Britons are experiencing is lack of interest in bedroom activities at all, with 15 percent of those reporting loss of libido being men. The majority of people have also become more accepting of same-sex relationships during the past decade or so, but social mores have become more rigid concerning the subject of cheating spouses.
According to survey results, women experience a great deal more non-consensual sex than men. One in 10 women report being unwilling participants in the sex act while only 1 in 70 men reported the same problem.
The survey took place over the course of the months between September of 2010 and August of 2012. Led by researcher Professor Dame Anne Johnson of University College in London, the survey was published in the Lancet Medical Journal and is said to have provided a greater understanding of the role that sexual activity plays in the lives of modern people.