Navigation Links
62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active
Date:4/4/2012

A study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, involving nearly 2000 people, describes the sexual practices of senior citizens in Spain. The most common are kisses, caresses and vaginal penetration. The main causes of sexual inactivity are physical illness and widowerhood.

A new study published in one of the world's biggest sexuality journals the Journal of Sexual Medicine analyses the factors that influence sexual activity amongst elderly people in Spain.

"This research lets us know the reality of a social phenomenon which is not tackled enough in Spain: sexuality and the elderly", Domingo Palacios, a researcher at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid and main author of this study, explained to SINC.

The results, based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, in which 1,939 heterosexual elderly people participated in 2009, show that 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active. The most common practices are kisses, caressing and vaginal penetration. On the other hand, the least practised are masturbation and oral sex.

Furthermore, there are other factors that limit sexual activity in both sexes: being older than 75, not having a partner, having a low level of education, a poor perception of their own health and sexuality, suffering from two or more chronic illnesses and taking two or more types of medication.

"This can be applied to preventing illnesses and promoting health and healthy sexual practices", Palacios states. He highlights widowerhood and physical illness amongst reasons why the older Spanish population do not have sexual intercourse.

The authors note gender differences among those older than 65, with less sexual activity in women compared to men. They also note age differences, with better results for those aged between 65 and 74 than those older than 75.

The results support previous studies

This is not the first time that sexual health amongst the elderly has been measured. In 2006, a study published during the XXVI Spanish Family and Community Medicine Society (SEMFYC) Conference showed that 60% of people over the age of 65 said they had sex on average four times a month.

In that project, which was carried out with over 100 people by family doctors in Catalonia, the majority said that although their sexual intercourse had changed as a result of age, they were not "less satisfying".

Furthermore, new data backs up a survey carried out in the USA and published in 'New England Journal of Medicine' in 2008, in which 73% of Americans between 57 and 64 years of age had sex. The number dropped to 53% for those aged between 65 and 75, and dropped to 26% for those aged 85.


'/>"/>

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Increased HAART coverage associated with 50 percent drop
2. Abbott Announces 10 Percent Increase in Quarterly Dividend
3. Kimberly-Clark Announces 10 Percent Dividend Increase
4. Advans Survey Reveals that 75 Percent of Executives Prefer Domestic Outsourcing vs. Offshore
5. New CASA* Report Finds: 65 Percent of All U.S. Inmates Meet Medical Criteria for Substance Abuse Addiction, Only 11 Percent Receive Any Treatment
6. EPIC study finds new embolic protection device had 97.5 percent success rate during carotid artery stenting
7. Study Reveals Californians Must Increase Earthquake Preparedness; Less Than 20 Percent Have Prepared Their Homes; Only 40 Percent Have Sufficient Water
8. Parrish Medical Center Sees 30 Percent Improvement in Mortality Using Real-Time Clinical Surveillance Solution from Thomson Reuters
9. WorldAPP Maintains Impressive 95 Percent Customer Satisfaction Rate
10. Tommy John elbow reconstruction 95 percent successful with grown teen pitchers, study says
11. 15 years after ACL knee reconstruction, 84 percent of male patients still highly active, study says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active
(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 02, 2020 , ... Columbia Southern University (CSU), a ... Award to Eric Simmons of Temecula, California. , CSU’s occupational safety and ... a master’s degree in occupational safety and health from the university, is the ...
(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 02, 2020 , ... The Coronavirus ... for non-emergency work. In conjunction with the American Dental Association and Centers for ... in mid-May. , Due to safety concerns, the announcement sparked hesitancy among ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... July 01, 2020 , ... ABSTRAX, an industry ... released its new terpene infused product line including custom rolling papers, cones, ... cannabis terpene profiles and flavors worldwide. , “We’ve made it easier than ever ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... July 01, 2020 , ... ... Salvador, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School- ... Strategies, LLC have joined the SIDM Board of Directors. Dr. Salvador and Ms. ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 26, 2020 , ... ... participation in the revision and redesignation of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 American National Standard ... Catch Basins. PHTA is seeking member participation on the PHTA-7 Standard Writing Committee ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/19/2020)... ... June 19, 2020 , ... With the success of Burnsville, Fargo, Eden ... in Queen Creek. Since the foundation of the Conquer Ninja Gyms in 2015, countless ... the gym locations still share the vision of Jake Marshman, who is an avid ...
(Date:6/19/2020)... ... June 19, 2020 , ... ... 'Clinical Trials.' This campaign showcases the innovative medical research achieved through clinical ... knowledge and disease treatment. This public awareness campaign aims to foster dialogue ...
(Date:6/19/2020)... ... June 19, 2020 , ... ... Healthcare Staffing Association (AHSA), a pioneer and leader in healthcare workforce solutions, will ... health systems in the United States. AHTG and AHSA are part of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: