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07 December 2010

Old men still sexually active

Life for men aged 75 or older doesn't mean an end to sex - almost a third of older men in a study were sexually active at least once a year, including 1 in 10 men aged 90 to 95.

Life for men aged 75 or older doesn't mean an end to sex, according to an Australian study. The researchers found that almost a third of these older men were sexually active at least once a year - including about 1 in 10 men aged 90 to 95.

"Although many people, including some clinicians, continue to believe that sexual activity is not important to older people, our study shows this is not the case. Even in the 10th decade of life, one in five considered sex important," said study lead author Zoe Hyde, a researcher at the University of Western Australia.

 
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