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Oh No, Say It Isn't SO!!!!
Jun 25th, 2006 at 1:37am
 
While the sexy singles on "Desperate Housewives" seem to have no problem finding sexual partners, real life singles over age 40 may not have as much luck, according to a new study from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University. As men and women get older, both report having fewer sexual partners--and oftentimes, no sexual partners--blamed largely on cultural beliefs and the biological and social effects of aging. However, larger numbers of women report having no partners and at earlier ages than do men.

"We've all seen the seductive 40- or 50-something divorcée portrayed in the movies who attracts men like honey draws flies. Think of Susan Sarandon's character in the film 'Bull Durham.' However, this appears to be the exception rather than the rule, and maybe that is part of these characters' allure," said Vanderbilt University assistant professor of sociology Laura Carpenter, who led the study that focused on 1,200 heterosexual single, divorced and widowed men and women who were 40 to 59 at the start of the research in 1992.

Why do 40- and 50-something single women have less sex?
--Men and women both view women as being less attractive as they age.
--Conservative beliefs about premarital sex.
--Older men look for younger women.
--Higher male mortality rates.

Look out! The younger boomers may change it all. While the outlook may seem grim for those who wish to have an active sexual life in middle age, the researchers believe that change is on the horizon as younger baby boomers age and generation X enters middle age. "We will probably see an increase in mass media and other market-driven institutions catering to this sizable group so new cultural images of middle-aged and older women and men may emerge, which could have an impact on younger generations' views on sexual desire and activity in later life--particularly if their parents and grandparents continue to see sexuality as an important part of their lives," Carpenter said. The research was published in the Journal of Aging Studies.
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Re: Oh No, Say It Isn't SO!!!!
Reply #1 - Jun 25th, 2006 at 12:28pm
 
its not so.... Cheesy
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Reply #2 - Jun 25th, 2006 at 12:30pm
 
Whew!  OK, that was a close one!  I thought I was a goner! Wink
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Cool...its not so
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