At Old age, sexual activity still important for wellbeing

According to UK study that the benefits of healthy sex life are not limited for young adults. For the Old age well being, intimacy and sexual activities are important for older adults.

In the experiment of nearly seven thousand men and women, ages 50 to 89, quality of life was higher in those who reported any kind of sexual activity in the past year, such as kissing, romantic mood etc.

During the sex emotionally close to one’s partner to another. Its evolve higher score on the quality of sex booth men and women.

Every sexually active man, activities at least twice a month and frequently kissing, petting and founding were occurred with greater enjoyment of life. Among sexually active women also wanted to frequently kissing, petting or founding but not for frequently.

The basic message from the exploration is that more seasoned men like all parts of sex including penetrative sex whereas women appear to possess a preference for non-penetrative sexual intercourse ,” said Dr. Mark Griffiths from Nottingham Trent University, who was not involved in the study.

Lee Smith from Anglia Ruskin University in UK and Sarah Jackson from University College London and colleagues analyzed data from 3,045 men and 3,834 women who are participating in the long-term English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Personal interview take part in the study, researcher and respond to questionnaires, including one about sexual relationships and activities another that assesses quality of life and enjoyments of life.

Responders average age was in the mid- 60 and most of them were married or living with a partner.

The responders also found that man were got greater satisfaction and their sex life was linked with greater enjoyment. But this this way was not as clear for women.

Worry about sex life resulted in lower quality of life scores, although this association was more exist in men, the researchers explained.

Men’s are worried about their levels of sexual desire, frequency of sexual activity, ability to have an erection and orgasmic experience reduced from enjoyment of life.

Women are concerns about frequency of sex and about their ability to become tempt and to acquire orgasm had the same effect.

Frequent masturbation was not given with enjoyment of life for both genders.

It is difficult to determine from the study alone whether sexual activity allowed participants to enjoy life more. If those, who enjoy life is more likely to be sexually active. Also, performers are not been completely honest in their responses, and different attitudes towards sex in different cultures. It’s mean that the findings cannot be generalized to other countries, the study team notes.

Still, the findings suggest it may be helpful for physicians to routinely ask older patients about their sexual activity in their life. Researchers offer them to help for sexual difficulties. Also the researchers note in Sexual Medicine.

Health practitioners and caregivers "need to recognize that more older adults aren't asexual," Smith and Jackson and their partners finish up

“Information on and encouragement to undertake new sexual positions and explore differing types of sexual intercourse isn't regularly given to aging populations,” their report notes. “Captivating in discussions regarding sexuality in later life could help . (older people) live more fulfilling sexuallife.”

Source :  reuters .com, BBC


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