Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave? > Health-in-Motion 10 November 2016 Is being sexually active a good idea for the elderly? Is being sexually active a good idea for the elderly? As it turns out, a satisfying sex life may be healthy for aging women, but their male peers need to be more cautious. A recent American survey indicates that women between the ages of 47 and 85 who find sex to be extremely pleasurable and satisfying are less likely to develop hypertension than those who don’t. By contrast, frequent and satisfying sexual activity comes with a significant risk of cardiovascular problems for older men. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Flying wheelchairs, an icon of style, and true grit 49 minutes ago Partner content More: Daily Dose: Should female employees get 'first day of period' leave?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical This potential health risk of a cockroach will shock you Medical Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Medical 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Lifestyle 5 diseases that can keep you out of the office for months Medical Only 2% of SA kids are treated for this potentially lethal illness Diet and nutrition Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Could it be? » Can coughing help you during a heart attack? Is it a cold or an allergy? 7 myths about cough 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Here's why you should never ignore a persistent cough... Do you know the difference? » 6 ways sinusitis can cause a mysterious 'brain fog' Here’s how sinusitis can lead to brain swelling Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Sometimes symptoms can be misleading, and you’re not quite sure if what you’ve got is allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Here’s how to spot the difference.