A recent study found that many women remained sexually active well into their 40s - and beyond.

Study confirms sex after 40 does exist – for many women!

It's a common misconception that after decades of marriage and perhaps menopause, many women cease to be sexually active. Certainly everyone hears stories of seniors who love hanky panky, but these seem to be the exception rather than the rule.

However, women approaching these milestones need not fear – a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that over four years, 85 percent of women in this age range who participated in the study remained sexually active.

The researchers followed more than 300 women between the ages of 40 and 60, all of whom were sexually active at the start of the four-year period. Participants were also asked about their sexual satisfaction and other functional qualities, including whether they experienced problems like vaginal dryness. Even women who reported these issues remained sexually active, particularly if they considered sex to be important to their lives (many of them did).

Dr. Holly Thomas, the study's author, said in an interview with HealthDay, "Women who felt that sex was highly important were about three times as likely to continue having sex as women who thought it was a little or not important."

This just goes to show that if you have the desire to stay active between the sheets, it's much more likely than not that you'll have a happy and healthy sex life well into your golden years. But for all of the challenges that menopause and aging bring to sex, you might want to bring in a few sex aids or personal lubricants to make sure it's just as satisfying as sessions in your 20s were!

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