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21 February 2013 09:14
Almost two thirds of pensioners say they are happy with their lovelife, a survey has revealed
One in four pensioners say their age has not had an impact on their activities in the bedroom, a poll of over-65s has revealed. But the research by Age UK shows 28% feel uncomfortable discussing sex with their partner and almost seven out of 10 people over the age of 65 have never received any advice about sexual health.
The survey showed that sex remains a key part of life for the over-65s with nearly two out of three pensioners reporting they are being satisfied in the bedroom. And the poll found 8% of those questioned hoped to start an intimate relationship with someone new in the future while 12% are keen to try new things with their lover. A romantic holiday abroad may be just the ticket for older people wanting to keep the spark alive with
travel insurance for over-65s available to make sure they are covered in case they overdo things.
Lucy Harmer, from Age UK, said having a good sex life was vital whatever your age, although the older generation often found it more difficult to discuss the subject openly. She urged over-65s to make sure they were aware of the latest sexual health advice, which may have changed since they were younger. The online poll, carried out by Vision Critical, quizzed 2,000 people over the age of 65 as well as 2,000 under-50s.
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