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There was the 75-year-old bookstore clerk who knowingly recommended Fifty Shades of Grey and the 72-year-old survivor of a 1970s "open marriage" who said she was having the best sex of her life, thanks to an attentive and faithful second husband and a vibrator."I talked to so many women who said 'I may look 75 and I may feel 75 but in my heart and in my loins, I'm still 25," Krasnow says."There wasn't one doctor or therapist who didn't tell me that people are interested in their sexuality until the day that they die."While the newest study did not follow anyone until death, it did follow nearly 600 women for eight years, starting when they were between 40 and 65 years old."For one older couple, sex may be cuddling and massaging; for another, it may be the act of penetration that's critical."Some women don't want any sex.Krasnow interviewed one 60-year-old woman who said she and her 64-year-old husband grew closer once they stopped having what was increasingly painful, joyless sex.The Age of consent is raised to 18 if the older partner is a parent, guardian, sibling, a relative closer than a 4th cousin, or an individual with some authority over the younger party (for example, a teacher or the victim's boss). A close in age exemption, also known as "Romeo and Juliet law", is designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both are below the age of consent.Depending on the situation, the New Jersey close-in-age exemption may completely exempt qualifying close-in-age couples from the age of consent law, or merely provide a legal defence that can be used in the event of prosecution.Instead, Thomas says, the strongest predictor that a woman would keep having sex was that she said sex was important to her."The majority of women who go into midlife sexually active stay sexually active," and either find ways to get around physical problems — or find them less of a problem than researchers may have previously assumed, Thomas says.That may be because many older women care more about physical closeness than intercourse per se, she adds."I think we have to take a more holistic view," she says.
Despite that, 85% were still having sex four years later — and their technical level of functioning seemed to have nothing to do with it, Thomas and colleagues reported in a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine."There wasn't one doctor or therapist who didn't tell me that people are interested in their sexuality until the day that they die," says Iris Krasnow, author of "Sex After ...Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes."Plenty of women at midlife and beyond still have and care about sex, says the latest research, out just this week.Going sexless is fine, Bachmann says, as long as it doesn't leave a still-eager partner in the cold.