4 in 5 of over 50s enjoy healthy sex lives
London, February 12 : The over-50s are more sexually active than six years ago, according to a survey which also found that a third of the age group enjoy sex more than in their youth.
Four in five of those in their early 50s make love regularly, with a quarter enjoying a romantic episode under the sheets at least once a week, the Daily Mail reported.
Passion remains important even among those 20 years older, with almost half of the over-75s still having sex.
One in ten of this age group said they have sex once a week.
The findings chime with other research that has revealed today's over-50s are more likely to be over the moon than over the hill.
Nearly 9,000 people aged 50 or more were questioned about their sex lives by Populus on behalf of Saga Magazine for the survey.
Almost three-quarters, or 71 per cent, reported having a healthy sex life, compared to 65 per cent in a similar study from 2007.
Saga Magazine said improvements in the general wellbeing of the over-50s might explain why more were enjoying active sex lives than six years ago.