A new study found that sexual satisfaction in older women is related to successful aging and a better quality of life.
The researchers analyzed data collected from more than 1,200 San Diego women ages 60 to 89 and found that overall satisfaction with sexuality was 67% of people aged 60 to 69; People from 70 to 79 years are 61 percent of people from 80 to 89 years.
Said Wesley K. “Contrary to our previous hypothesis, sexual satisfaction was not strongly related to age,” said Thomson, associate professor of psychiatry at the Stein Institute for Aging Research at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. Diego. Said in a UCSD press release.
“Although levels of activity and sexual performance vary considerably, according to women’s age, perceived quality of life, successful aging and sexual satisfaction have been positive,” he said.
The study was published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
“What this study tells us is that many older people retain their ability to enjoy sex in old age,” Thomson said. “This is particularly true in the case of older people who maintain a higher level of physical and mental health as they get older, and the satisfaction of their sex life, regardless of their levels of sexual activity, is closely related to the quality of their lives. his perceived life. ”
While “we can not assess the cause and effect of this study, these findings suggest that maintaining a high level of sexual satisfaction can positively promote other psychological aspects of successful aging.”