Baby boomers are happier with their sex lives than younger generation
Published 10/02/2011 | 09:27
The baby boomer generation is more satisfied with their appearance and their sex lives than those of the younger generation, a survey by Saga has claimed.
Older people who are past 50 are happier, more confident and more contented they found.
More than 60 per cent said that they found sex more fulfilling after 50 than when they were in their twenties and thirties.
Meanwhile 66 per cent of the over fifties questioned said they were satisfied with their appearance clothed compared to just 48 per cent when they were under 50.
In fact 32 per cent of the older generation were happy with how they looked naked now compared with 29 per cent when they were younger.
The over 50s were also found to be more confident in their relationships with 84 per cent saying that they thought they would be with their partner forever.
When asked about their health 58 per cent of respondents said they were satisfied compared to only a third.
Emma Soames, Editor at Large, Saga Magazine, said the high levels of sexual activity were due to "increasingly good health amongst older people". She added: "There is absolutely no reason why people cannot go on enjoying intimacy in their later years."
The Saga poll questioned 13,403 over 50s from January 14-21 asking them to compare their attitudes now with those they held in their 20s and thirties.
The pop star Sting 59 and his wife Trudie Styler, 57, have long stressed the importance of maintaining an active sex life after being married for nearly 30 years.
Last month he described their sexual relationship as "tawdry".
He said: "I don't think pedestrian sex is very interesting. I like the theatre of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up."