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Study: For many older women, sex gets better with age

Updated: February 7, 2012 8:20AM

A majority of older women report sexual satisfaction increases with age, a new study finds — and arousal and orgasm are frequent, despite having low sexual desire.

Women want to engage in sex for multiple reasons, including sustaining relationships even when their libido wanes later in life, the authors conclude in a report in January’s The American Journal of Medicine.

The study involved 806 women — most of them post-menopausal, with an average age of 67 years old — who are part of ongoing, 40-year research and who live in a planned community near San Diego. The researchers are from The University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, and the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System.

Gannett News Service

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