At Old age, sexual activity still important for wellbeing

According to a UK study that the benefits of healthy sex life are not limited to young adults. For 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. It evolves higher scores 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 occurred with greater enjoyment of life. Among sexually active women also wanted to frequently kissing, petting or founding but not 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 the 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 interviews take part in the study, researcher, and respond to questionnaires, including one about sexual relationships and activities another that assesses the 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 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 are worried about their levels of sexual desire, frequency of sexual activity, ability to have an erection and orgasmic experience reduced from the enjoyment of life.

Women are concerns about the 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 are 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 with 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 different 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 sexual life.”

Source :  reuters .com, BBC

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