Despite what many people may think, a woman's sexual satisfaction does not decrease with age. In fact, the odds of achieving orgasm may even be higher! According to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine, the older women are, the more satisfied they are with their sex lives.

The results were based on the reports of 806 older women involved in the Rancho Bernardo Study. They had a median age of 67 years old, and among them, 63 percent were postmenopausal. For this particular case, researchers asked the participants about their sexual activities as well as other factors which could affect sexual satisfaction like demographics and health. Half of the women who had partners had been sexually active in the past four weeks, and 67.1 percent of the sexually active women almost always achieved orgasm.

Despite the high rate of satisfaction, sexual desire isn’t exactly topping the charts. According to the study, 40 percent of the participants claimed that they never, or hardly ever, felt sexual desire. "In contrast with traditional linear model in which desire precedes sex, these results suggest that women engage in sexual activity for multiple reasons, which may include affirmation or sustenance of a relationship," said lead researcher Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, Distinguished Professor and Chief, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Apparently, women don’t need to have a one-track mind to be able say that they are happy with their sex life. In fact, for those who are not exactly active, sexual satisfaction can be achieved in other ways such as intimate touches and caresses brought about by long-time loving and nurturing relationships.


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