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The Truth About Women’s Sexuality

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The Truth About Women’s Sexuality

There’s a line in a song I wrote as a theme song called “Red Hot Mama” for the Red Hot Mama’s menopause organization – “Just because I’m in the ‘Pause doesn’t mean I’m dead.” Yes, a number of studies show that sexual activity is alive and well as women age. But here is the whole truth about women’s sexuality.

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project provided a baseline of information on women’s sexuality everyone should know.

In that 2007 survey of 1,500 women aged 57 to 85, sexual activity was shown to decline as age increases. Below is the sexual activity level in the past year among women who had a partner:

  • 62 percent among those aged 57 to 64 years
  • 39 percent among those aged 64 to 74 years
  • 17 percent among those aged 75 to 85 years

Of course, not everyone has a partner or spouse, but if they did have a partner and they were sexually active, no matter the age group:

  • 50 percent were active 2-3 times per month
  • 23 percent of the oldest group was active at least once per week

The study also showed that about half of both men and women have at least one bothersome sexual problem. For women, the most common were:

  • 43 percent had low desire
  • 39 percent had poor vaginal lubrication
  • 34 percent were unable to have an orgasm

So now you know that sex can decline with age and sexual problems can increase with age. But here is what I want you realize that can change your life: only 22 percent of women over the age of 50 have had a discussion with a physician about this problem. That’s only 1 in 5. The rest of you aren’t getting the help you need.

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Women's health expert and guest speaker Dr. Mache Seibel addresses consumers' critical needs from weight control to HRTmenopause and beyond. He served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for 19 years and is founder of My Menopause Magazine on the Apple Newsstand ( Download the Free App and first Free issue. He works with companies and organizations to bring exciting educational content to consumers. Visit his award-winning website to sign up for his free monthly newsletter.


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6:16PM PST on Jan 21, 2015

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1:40AM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Interesting. Thanks :)

8:02AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Interesting. Thanks.

11:44PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

3:04PM PDT on Sep 1, 2012


2:30AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

interesting, thanks for sharing

12:44AM PST on Feb 26, 2012

It is normal for women to have more difficulty lubricating as they get older, but there is a very easy fix to this problem - use lube. You can buy it and use it, and it can make sex less painful and more enjoyable. Some people think it's a failure in a woman if she can't lubricate sufficiently, but that's really rather ridiculous. Plus, it's worth noting that a large percentage of males are circumcised. Circumcision prevents males from producing as much lubrication as they normally would. So, women are expected to make up the slack, and the older they get, the more difficult that becomes. People rarely talk about whether a man is lubricating enough to help a woman along. Regardless, it makes no sense to blame anyone, when you can just fix the problem.

12:31PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Lovely photo- we all know a womans sexuality is something between a man and a woman.

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6:46PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

Thanks for the info!

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