Now the creators of that survey — writer Chrisanna Northrup, AARP relationship expert Pepper Schwartz, Ph. Tip: Don't hold back — and don't worry what the neighbors might think.
Read on for a look at 14 survey questions, think about how you would answer and see how you stack up with the results thus far. (See the sidebar below to learn how.) 32 percent of men and 48 percent of women say no.
Be appreciative of your partner and you're likely to prompt more loving feelings in response. Tip: Couples who do not include oral sex in their lovemaking tend to be just as happy with their partners as those who do.
A sociologist and author, Pepper seeks to improve the lives of aging boomers and the age 50-plus audience by enhancing their relationships and offering advice on everything from sex and health issues to communication and dating in midlife and beyond.60 percent of women and 40 percent of men say yes, adult toys (vibrators and the like) have been or are a part of their lovemaking.Four out of 10 men and 44 percent of women say their partner is fulfilling all their needs. Offer a foot massage or a neck rub, use pet names and dress up occasionally just to please your partner.32 percent of couples say they "never" or "hardly ever" have date nights.We believe women can be smart and sassy, beautiful and confident ― and that they can continue to shake things up in the world around them ― whether they’re 50 or 75 or 100. They feel better about themselves today than they ever have.
With that idea in mind, Huff/Post50 photographed 11 very sexy women between the ages of 48 and 67. We asked each woman to wear whatever makes them feel sexy, and to talk about what being sexy means to them now compared to when they were, say, 21.
31 percent of couples have sex several times a week; 28 percent of couples have sex a couple of times a month; and 8 percent of couples have sex once a month.
Sadly — or so we thought — 33 percent of respondents said they rarely or never have sex.
But it seems to be the newer pairs who are skewing the numbers: Among all couples who've been together 10 or more years, more than half say they no longer hold hands.
Tip: A squeeze of the hand can add a vital charge of connectivity to a well-worn partnership.
We live in a culture that often equates beauty and energy with youth.