I actually have held talks about this subject here in Southern Spain to groups of expat retired individuals, from many different countries (UK, Germany, Scandinavia, USA, France, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia), and it's a subject I'm passionate about (no pun intended), simply because so many believe this part - the sexual part - of their life is over. And it certainly does not have to be.
So I'm always pleased when the mainstream press comes out with information that supports what I discuss in some of my conferences: that a healthy sex life can extend well into the 80's.
A satisfying sex life is possible as you age into your 70s and 80s, new research suggests.
Many older Americans are apparently taking advantage of that fact, because 68 percent of men between 57 and 85 reported having sex last year, as did 42 percent of women, according to the study's lead author, Edward Laumann, the George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. And, Laumann added, more older women might have wanted to have sex, but there just aren't as many available older men for them to partner with.