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As a senior citizen, can I continue to have and enjoy sex?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
The results of the large National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, published in The Journal of Gerontology, suggest that getting older doesn't have to mean saying goodbye to sex: Researchers found that 84 percent of men and 62 percent of women between the ages of 57 and 64 reported having had sex within the past year. Even between ages 75 and 85, 38 percent of men and 17 percent of women were still getting some action. The implication: You can still enjoy a satisfying sex life well into your golden years.

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