We examine giving versus receiving oral sex, two processes that shape and are shaped by relationship quality, and how they predict well-being in late life. Results from the Actor—Partner Interdependence Models suggest that older adults with better relationship quality gave oral sex to their partner more often than those with worse relationship quality; this association was stronger for men than women. Findings suggest that oral sex plays an important but overlooked role in maintaining an active sexual life, quality relationship, and psychological vibrancy in late life. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Journal List Innov Aging v.
Sex and the seniors: Survey shows many elderly people remain frisky
My Question - Oral Sex for Older Lovers
The tradition of excellence in these peer-reviewed scientific journals, established in , continues today. Is it difficult or even embarrassing to imagine grandparents having oral sex? Indeed, most studies of oral sex focus on adolescents or younger adults, while research on sexuality in late life is primarily focused on sexual dysfunctions from a medical perspective, contributing to the prevailing stereotype that most older adults are sexually inactive or asexual due to health conditions or related medication use. Despite the fact that many older adults stay, or want to stay, sexually active, a significant share of them suffer from sexual dysfunctions that make penile-vaginal intercourse more difficult.
This Is How Many Elderly People Engage In Oral Sex
But the findings of a new study might help turn that belief on its head. The researchers analyzed data, specifically regarding oral sex, from heterosexual couples between the ages of 62 and 90 who had previously participated in the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project. And they had some pretty interesting takeaways — including that 37 percent of the people reported having had oral sex in the past year. The analysis, published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B , also found that oral sex was linked to relationship quality.
By Gene Emery. BOSTON Reuters - Sex is important to many seniors into their 80s and 90s, and they work to enjoy it even if illness or other problems get in the way, according to a study published on Wednesday. A couple kiss at a restaurant in Torremolinos, southern Spain, May 26, Sex is important to many seniors into their 80s and 90s, and they work to enjoy it even if illness or other problems get in the way, according to a study published on Wednesday. Many older people have sex regularly, usually as often as younger people do, said Stacy Tessler Lindau of the University of Chicago, who led the study.