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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.

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