People Over 70 Still Have A Lot Of Sex, According To Study

January 28, 2015 5:44 PM

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People Over 70 Still Have A Lot Of Sex, According To Study

People are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their 70s and 80s, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research. Of the 7,000 people who responded to a questionnaire, more than half the men (54 percent) and nearly a third of the women (31 percent) who were over age 70 said they were still sexually active. One-third of this group said they had frequent sex -- defined as at least twice a month. The survey is the first research of its kind to include people over the age of 80, according to a press release.

The paper was authored by Dr. David Lee, an Age UK Research Fellow at The University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences, and published in the American academic journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior. The study found that health and conflicting partnership factors had more to do with the level o...

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