According to Match.com’s annual Singles in America report, its not Tinder- and Grindr-using millennials who are having the best sex of their lives. It’s their parents: On average, single women reported having their best sex at age 66. For single men, the sweet spot was 64.
The findings, based on a survey of 5,000 singles of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels across the U.S, come as no surprise to sex therapists. Sex tends to improve once youve learned that your sex appeal isn’t based entirely on your physical appearance. Unfortunately, thats a lesson that takes most people years to learn.
The survey finding is a welcome counterpoint to commonly held beliefs about sex in our 50s and beyond. Why do we worry it’s all downhill once we hit a certain age?
In part, it’s because our bodies do change as we age, and as a result, so does sex, said Celeste Hirschman, a sex therapist. Come mid-life, our bodies may not be as taut as they once were. Sex itself may be full of new challenges. Still, there are workarounds that, in many cases, make sex just as enjoyable, if not more than, it was before.
Another reason post-50 sex may be so fulfilling? The older you get, the less compelled you feel to put up with rigid sexual expectations and roles. Sex at 65 or 70 can feel carefree and easy because it is more about pleasure and connection and less about performance and “selling yourself.”
Or maybe…they just don’t remember the sex they had in their 20s. http://bit.ly/2HdpQvk