Posted by Beverly on
July 8, 2008
According to an article in the Huffington Post up to 70 percent of single baby boomers said they dated regularly. The findings from an AARP survey also indicate that of those between 40 and 59 years old, 45 percent of men and 38 percent of women have intercourse at least once a week.
Now it seems the older baby boomers get, the more sex they are having.
More 70-year-olds are having good sex more often, according to Swedish researchers.
They found 70-year-olds of both sexes are having more sex than they did 30 years ago, and many more women report being satisfied with their sex lives.
“Attitudes are more open-minded and positive today, at least in the elderly themselves,” said Nils Beckman of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, whose study appears in the British Medical Journal.
Beckman and colleagues interviewed four groups of 70-year-olds in Sweden about their sex lives between 1971 and 2001. They found that 68 percent of married men said they were having sex in 2001, up from 52 percent in the early ’70s.
The number of married women having sex rose to 54 percent in the group interviewed in 2000-2001, up from 30 percent in the early 70s.
And 12 percent of unmarried women interviewed in 2000-2001 said they were having sex, up from less than 1 percent in the early ’70s. The number of women reporting high sexual satisfaction also increased, with more women reporting an orgasm during sex and fewer reporting never having had one.
Hopefully it will inspire elderly people to seek help if having sexual problems, and make doctors and other health professionals aware that even elderly people can be or would like to be sexually active,” Beckman said.
Article courtesy of Reuters News Service
Posted by Beverly on
July 7, 2008
They want more time for their families and themselves, and more money. That’s according to a survey by Working America.
Fifty percent of the 12,000 women interviewed for the survey said that, if they had more time, they’d take a second job to ease their financial strain. Spending more time with family was the No. 2 choice, with 43 percent indicating they want more home time. More time for friends was also high on the wish list, with 24 percent of working women craving more contact with their pals.
Twenty-two percent said they’d get more exercise and 20 percent said they’d get more sleep.
And while many working women are also raising families, 80 percent indicated having children has negatively impacted their career aspirations.
“Working women want to spend more time with their families, but they can’t afford to,” said Karen Nussbaum, executive director of Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. “America’s working women need a raise and a break.”
Posted by Beverly on
July 5, 2008
Baby Boomer women over the age of 50 say lust and passion are more important than marriage. Single women over the age of 50 are twice as likely to have sex on the first date in comparison to the under 40 set. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by a British dating company.
Among the women who said they would have sex on the first date, a stunning 76 percent said they expected romance first and for the dinner bill to be fully paid by the man. When it comes to love expectations, lust and passion are tops for Boomers, according to the survey conducted by Facts International for Wanobe.com and its online dating partner, PARSHIP.co.uk
Some other eye-popping facts about sex, lust and passion and the over-50 crowd:
• 84 percent of over-50 singles want a full sexual relationship with the next person they meet.
• 73 percent intend to find a fulfilling sexual relationship in the next year.
• 60 percent said they don’t care what their children think about their dates.
• 41 percent are looking for commitment.
• 32 percent are likely to flirt with a complete stranger.
• 20 percent are seeking just casual fun.
• 19 percent are game for anything.
• 18 percent will happily date someone at least 10 years younger.
“The research proves that men and women over 50 no longer feel that they have to give up on romance and passion and simply dedicate the rest of their lives to gardening, looking after grandchildren, and providing financial support for their offspring” says Dr Victoria Lukats, a psychiatrist and relationship expert for PARSHIP, who lead the research.