Sex and Seniors. First of all, there is no magical cut off date when we suddenly wake up to discover that we are no longer sexual beings. We live in a youth oriented society that has been perpetuating the grossly misguided myth that sexuality slowly begins to die the moment that first gray hair appears. Many of us married quite young, often due to a raging sexual curiosity, and consequently only ever experienced intimacy with one person. There were good girls our mothers told us those were the ones men wanted to marry and bad girls with loose morals, bad reputations and all of the dates. Thankfully times have changed, and women can now admit to being sexual human beings and act upon it openly and without judgment from friends, society or that voice inside our own heads!
Usually not: The vast majority of Americans are monogamous and happy about it, expressing satisfaction with their sex lives and a broad preference for emotional commitment in sexual relationships. Most by far prefer marriage to the single life. But there's more to sex in America in than that s picture suggests. A groundbreaking ABC News "Primetime Live" survey finds a range of eye-popping sexual activities, fantasies and attitudes in this country, confirming some conventional wisdom, exploding some myths -- and venturing where few scientific surveys have gone before. Among the results: Fifty-seven percent of Americans have had sex outdoors or in a public place.
Visit it today! But what about everyone else's? In a survey that's still under way, more than 8, people over 50 have already revealed what happens in their relationships — and in their bedrooms. Read on for a look at 14 survey questions, think about how you would answer and see how you stack up with the results thus far. Then take the larger survey yourself.
If you are on the proverbial market, as you rack up phone swipes, first dates, and—likely—new sexual partners, you might start to ask yourself, Is all this dating going to make me happier with whomever I end up with? Or are you simply stuck on a hedonic treadmill of potential lovers, doomed like some sort of sexual Sisyphus to be perpetually close to finding your soul mate, only to realize—far, far too late—that they are deal-breakingly disappointing? Meanwhile, the lowest odds of marital happiness—about 13 percentage points lower than the one-partner women—belong to women who have had six to 10 sexual partners in their lives. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist and senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and an Atlantic contributor.