Your Sex Life Is Only As Old As You Feel
The closer you feel to your actual age, the less likely you are to be satisfied with your s*x life, a University of Waterloo study has found.
The study looked at the attitudes of s*x and aging of a group of 1170 adults from their mid-40s to their mid-70s over a 10-year period.
The group, which included people of diverse s*xual orientation, reported that the closer people felt to their chronological age, the lower the quality of their s*x life.
“What was clear from the data is that feeling younger had a huge impact on how people felt about the quality of their s*x life and how interested they were in having s*x,” said Steven Mock, an associate professor in Recreation and Leisure Studies at Waterloo. “For people in mid to later life, feeling young at heart actually appears to make a difference in the bedroom.”
The research drew upon data collected in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study in the between 1995 and 2005. The MIDUS study is a national longitudinal study of health and wellbeing in the United States and measures the physical and mental health of participants over a period of decades.
“It’s important to consider all of the different psychosocial and biological factors that might influence a person’s se*uality,” “said Amy Estill, who led the research while completing her Master’s degree at Waterloo. “While feeling younger didn’t have an impact on how much s*x people were having, it was quite clear that feeling older does impact the quality of the s*x you’re having,