As you get older, you gain greater self-assurance and confidence – and that apparently extends into the bedroom. Over 50s having adventurous sex is very common, with 62% saying they have become more daring in the bedroom because they now have fewer inhibitions.
As you get older, you gain greater self-assurance and confidence – and that apparently extends into the bedroom.
The research, conducted by Lumen, found that another reason for the kinkier action between the sheets is that having more ‘down time’ has led to experimenting in the bedroom, whilst more than 10% put it down to simply having a higher libido. The study also revealed that there’s definitely a chance over 50s will go all the way on their first date, with more than a third saying they would have sex within the first three dates.
A sex session for over 50s lasts, on average, twenty five minutes, and most love making sessions involve three different sex positions, with missionary topping the table as position of choice. But close behind that somewhat vanilla position were doggy, oral and 69, with anal making an appearance in the top ten.
More than half also declared that they won’t stop having sex until they’re physically unable to. Good for them. But age doesn’t always come with wisdom – more than half of the people questioned admitted to never using protection whilst having sex and a staggering 80% have never been tested for an STI. Only 4% of both men and women say they use protection most of the time. It’s possible that abandoning condoms has contributed to the increasing diagnosis of STIs in this demographic, with cases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis rising by more than a third over the last decade.
To help raise awareness and tackle the issue of rising STIs in the over 50s, Lumen is launching a ‘safe sex’ campaign, partnering with sexual health educators and brands. ‘Of course the over 50s are having more adventurous sex, they’re more comfortable in their own skin and know what they want. It’s something that should be celebrated, not recoiled from. ‘Our app is all about anti-ageism, body confidence and helping to create meaningful and genuine connections,’ says Antoine Argouges, Co-Founder and CEO of Lumen. ‘But we also want to encourage healthy and safe relationships, which is why we’ll be partnering with sexual health educators and brands to help tackle the rise of STIs in the over 50s. ‘We know this is a serious issue amongst the over 50s, and as a dating app specifically for that audience, we know we have an opportunity to bring this to their attention.’
Source: Metro.co.uk – https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/20/50s-adventurous-sex-lives-9606146/
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