They say age is only a number, but can your age determine the quality of your sex life?
According to Match.com's annual "Singles in America" survey, the optimal age for sex among single women is 66. For single men, the sweet spot was 64.
The findings are based on a survey of 5,000 singles of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels across the United States, and according to experts, the results aren’t surprising since sex tends to improve once you’ve learned that your sex appeal isn’t based entirely on your physical appearance.
“With my clients in their 20s and 30s, self-consciousness is a huge factor in why they can’t enjoy sex: Younger people are too in their heads about what their bodies look like, how they’re performing and what their partner is thinking. Eventually, that wears off,” sex therapist Vanessa Marin told HuffPost. “Even between the 20s and the 30s, there’s already a significant decrease in self-consciousness.”
Meanwhile, another report from the University of Michigan also found that 85 percent of sexually active adults reported being satisfied with their sex lives. Another study focused exclusively on women found 54 percent of women find sex more pleasurable as they age.
It seems the older we get, usually the more comfortable we are in our own skin and know who we are and what we like. The other two big reasons could be thanks to no longer worrying about pregnancy, having more free time, and possibly less work stress due to retirement.
“Feeling comfortable with your body is a part of it,” certified sex therapist Emily deAyala told USA Today. “But older individuals also are more likely to speak up about what they like and dislike, which is a skill that is crucial for great sex.”
If you’re not in your 60s, don’t lose hope. Great sex has to do with many different variables including how comfortable you are with your partner.