Sumary of One in three people are sexually active at age 70. A study sheds new light on love in old age:
- 31% of participants reported having been sexually active in the past year, where ‘sexually active’ meant engaging in any type of sexual practice, including vaginal intercourse, masturbation, oral sex and anal sex .
- Of the remaining participants, 47% said they had been involved in acts of ‘physical tenderness’ with a partner, mainly kissing and cuddling, in the past 12 months.
- Overall, 74% of sexually active participants said they were satisfied with their sex life, while those who were not sexually active said – almost 60% of cases – that they still felt satisfied with their level of intimacy.