Love is often portrayed as only for the young. The media focuses and celebrates closeness between young people, and the idea of closeness for older men and women is often met with humor or even disgust. However, this view simply isn’t the reality. Over the years, researchers have found that older people enjoy closeness just as much- and even more- than their younger counterparts. Let’s determine the age when people become more adventurous in bed?
The Information and Education Council of Canada that focuses on closeness between partners recently surveyed over 2,000 people in their early 40s through their late 50s about their personal encounters. Interestingly enough, the finding was that 65 percent of those surveyed said they were very happy in this area.
University of Texas psychologist David Buss led a study published in an issue of Personality and Individual Differences. This study found that women in their 30s and 40s enjoy closeness with a partner more so than yournger women.
When asked, these same older women admitted to having more thoughts about the act of lovemaking than they had in their 20s as well.
Buss and his researchers theorized as to why this may happen. They came to the conclusion that this happens as a woman becomes closer to the age of menopause. Psychologically, women may sense that the fertile period is nearly over and wish to be loved as many times as possible in order to have a child. Because it is more difficult to become pregnant during a woman’s 30s and 40s, this drive is heightened even more.
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