Oz baby boomers still enjoy healthy sex lives

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Melbourne, Sept 5 (ANI): Old age hasn't stopped Aussie baby boomers to enjoy a healthy sex life.

A new survey has revealed that 40 per cent of men aged 75 to 79 said they were sexually active, and almost 30 per cent of men aged 80 to 84 had had sex in the past 12 months.

"The good news is that sexual activity is enjoyed into advanced ages," The Age quoted Leon Flicker, professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Western Australia and lead author of the study, as saying.

"But if you ask young people if they think their grandparents have sex, they turn jaundiced," Flicker added.

The Health in Men Study also showed that 10 per cent of men in their 90s were still sexually active and 20 per cent of men aged 85 to 89.

Professor Flicker said concerns that the men would be reluctant to answer questions on sex proved groundless.

"We had a lot of trepidation. But the men were quite open. With older people we often infantilise them and make assumptions. But they're often happy to discuss these issues and think it's important to do so," he said. (ANI)

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