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Sex Is Over at 70 According to a Report Published in the British Medical Journal Funded In Part by the NIH

Posted Mar 12 2010 1:22pm

This is where some of your tax dollars go, and maybe we might have already been keyed into some of this, well depending on your age zone (grin).  The focus here too is to let individuals know what if you are healthier to begin with and work at healthy lifestyles, then your sex life could be longer.  I don’t know for a fact or not, but I don’t think this report is going to subdue or discourage the ones who are not living healthy lifestyles either.   Again, the big hint here appears to be lead a image healthier lifestyle and I guess you could work at beating the odds.  BD  

(Bloomberg) — The average person's sex life ends by the age of 70, according to a report published today in the British Medical Journal.

Men age 30 have an average of 35 years of sexually active life remaining, compared with 31 years for women, researchers at the University of Chicago's department of obstetrics and gynecology estimated after reviewing a survey of 3,000 people. A separate survey of older people showed that by 55, men have an average sexual life expectancy of 15 years and women can expect 10 more years, the researchers found.

People in very good or excellent health were almost twice as likely to be interested in sex as people in poorer health, according to the study. Men lost more years of sexual activity as a result of poor health than women, the researchers said. That may motivate men to pursue healthier lifestyles, they said.

The gap was largest among 75- to 85-year-olds. About 40 percent of men in that group were sexually active, compared with 17 percent of women, the researchers found.

The study was funded by the University of Chicago and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

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