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Study Shows Older Women Are Actually Having Plenty of Sex

Getting older and still getting it on.

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You know the stereotype: once you hit a certain age, you—and the people in your demographic—simply stop having sex. Old people are stigmatized for being far more interested in daytime television and Scrabble than random Tinder hookups (which is, to be frank, clearly the better choice). But a recent study, published in the Annals of Family Medicine, revealed a surprising truth: nearly six out of 10 older women have surprisingly active sex lives. Women in their sixties and seventies are enjoying sex just as much as women in their thirties and forties—even in their “boring,” committed relationships.

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