A healthy sex life is important for senior citizens.

A new study has looked at the sex lives of older Americans

It's no surprise that people like having sex. There have been countless studies that have shown that regular sex is good for both our emotional and physical well-being, particularly among men. But these sexual satisfaction surveys and other research have generally been focused on middle-aged and younger people, while the truth is that sex is just as important for senior citizens.

But a new study from Johns Hopkins has researched the sex lives of geriatrics. The team looked at just over 730 couples from across the country, aged anywhere from 65 to 74. What the study looked at was the physical and mental health of the couples, as well as their marital satisfaction and the frequency of their sexual activity.

What the authors of the study found was that, even in older couples, there were higher amounts of physical health and marital satisfaction in those couples that jump into bed more frequently. The Johns Hopkins researchers said that sex should not be limited to just sexual intercourse but also the other kinds of ways that the couples can be physically intimate.

While discussions of sexual health are often left to the younger generations, the truth is they should continue even as we enter into an advanced age. A person's sexuality doesn't go away just because they are a little bit older.

"It may be uncomfortable to talk about, but this is something doctors and loved ones should be discussing with older adults," psychologist Dr. Max Wachtel said of the study, to a local Colorado NBC affiliate. "If sexually active older adults are happier and healthier, that needs to be a part of their healthcare discussions."

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