And for women in particular, sex drive can really fall off a cliff as they approach the menopause, and beyond. A new study has found that women have less sex and derive less pleasure from sex as they age — and there are a number of reasons that could be behind it. The findings are based on a study of 4, women with a median age of 64, who answered questions about their sex lives. Over time, sexually active women were reporting that they were having sex less frequently and finding it more uncomfortable.
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The question is, why wouldn’t she?
Does sexual freedom belong only to the young? About six years ago, Claire Dederer realized she had a problem. The problem had to do with sex. It had to do with desire. It assaulted her notions of what it meant to be a grown-up woman in the world and wanting to have romantic encounters with men who were not her husband. She loved her husband. Obviously, she loved her children, her family, the life they had built together. Or, to put it more crudely, she wanted to fuck around. At the time of her realization, Dederer had worked for many years as a critic, first in film and then in books. She never planned to be a memoirist, but found herself splicing more and more personal history into whatever review she happened to be working on.
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How long should good sex last? Well, that depends. In other words, sex is different for every couple. And, as couples age and grow together, their sexual needs change and deepen. Some women who could only handle quickies start to want more, and others who wanted luxuriating hours in bed need to get it done. So, according to women in their 40s, how long should sex last? Well, it depends. Sometimes 15 Minutes.
T he ups and downs of female sex drives are rarely discussed, nevermind celebrated by powerful figures. In just 24 hours, nearly women of all ages responded to our call. Others vehemently disagreed, insisting that their sex lives have only improved with age. Everyone was very, very forthcoming:. Women in their 70s Women in their 60s Women in their 50s Women in their 40s Women in their 30s. Zero interest in locating a sex partner is very liberating.