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Study: Sex still important to elderly men

December 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
In a study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Australian researchers surveyed men aged 75 to 95, most of whom were married or living with a partner.They found that almost a third of the men aged 75 or older were sexually active at least once a year, including about 1 in 10 men aged 90 to 95.

Forty percent said they had sex less often than they would like. Forty-eight percent claimed sex remained an important part of their life.

Just half of one percent of men said they were having more sex than they would like to. Many sexually active older men also said they'd love to be having more sex.


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