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New study shows over 70s have more relaxed attitudes to sex

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SORRY guys. Your grandparents probably have a way better sex life than you. A new study from online dating site Elite Singles has revealed the sex habits and attitudes of older people. The study found that they’re way more liberal than younger people when it comes to sex and place it higher up their priority list. The survey found that 93 per cent of the 2500 over 70s believe sex is important in a relationship, with 37 per cent rating it as ‘very important’. 84 per cent said sex only gets better with age and 37 per cent also said they “couldn’t stay in a sexless relationship”. The study found that people over 70 have a higher desire for sex than singles aged 18-30 and found celibacy less acceptable. Just 7 per cent of over 70s said they were “happy without sex in a relationship, but 14 per cent of 18-30 year olds said they would be content with no sex. Older people are also fans of casual sex; 79 per cent said they don’t need to wait for a solid relationship commitment before having sex, a sentiment which was shared with just 69 per cent of younger singles. Older women place greater emphasis on the importance of sex than their male counterparts. 93 per cent of the women surveyed believe the quality of sex improves with age and experience, compared with 76 per cent of men. Women are also the more zealous daters; only 4 per cent said they lacked the energy or mobility to join the dating scene, compared with 23 per cent of men. People over 70 also won’t let a breakup get them down. These legends still believe in love at first sight (60 per cent) and say even after divorce or separation, you can fall in love at any age (96 per cent). They’re also an optimistic bunch — 87 per cent of single over 70s believe love could be just around the corner for them. Chair of the Society of Sexologists, Chris Fox, says the survey results don’t surprise him. “The baby boomers were the sexual pioneers back in the 60s and 70s, so it’s no surprise that they are sexual pioneers today. They were pushing boundaries back then.” Mr Fox says members of Gen Y have grown up in a hypersexualised world which can place too much expectation on sexual performance. “Younger people do experience more pressures around sex and what sex is. They’re bombarded with message about what good sex supposedly is and it creates this fairytale fantasy about the ideal type of sex. There’s a great amount of pressure.”
Warming the Bed
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My grandmother DOES NOT have sex!! =cries in corner=
Sexpert
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Who would have thoight. Mrs HC - there's always an interesting read when you post in the forums. Maybe I'll change my age in the hope people know this interesting bit of trivia ;-)
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Yay it looks like I have something to look forward to.

On the down side the logistics of the gymnastics are increasingly getting a bit of a challenge.