…but only 10 percent of women did.
That’s one of the interesting findings in a new study released by the International Longevity Centre, and reported here by the Daily Mail online.
The problem for women is that they live longer than men, and as they continue to age they have fewer potential partners to choose from.
Some other data:
60 per cent of men age 65 and 37 per cent of women engaged in sexual activity in the past year. Among them, half reported having sex in the past month.
- Men think about sex more than women. More than 30 percent of men aged 76-80 said they thought about sex at least once a week, compared to just 7 percent of women.
What I find interesting here is not the percentages but the absolute numbers. The total 65+ population in North America is close to 50 million. If even a third of them are thinking about sex regularly and engaging in regularly or occasionally (and I’m averaging downward by understating men), this throws off a market of more than 15 million people. Is anybody watching this?