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Anti-Aging Sex

While many women seem to be on the perpetual “quest” for youth and the ultimate anti-aging remedies and products, it seems the key to staying young may be right inside their bedroom.

But according to a new survey, few women recognize the wellness benefits of a healthy sex life. The annual WomenTALK survey commissioned by HealthyWomen, the nation’s leading health information source for women, found that while half of women (51%) believe engaging in sexual activity a few times a week is considered sexually healthy, far fewer (30%) are engaging in sexual activity at this level. In fact, a majority (66%) reported they are engaging in sexual activity once a week or less often. And, just 42% of women report they believe that sexual health is very or extremely important to their overall health. “The new research shows that women really don’t understand the physical benefits of an active sex life,” said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, executive director of HealthyWomen. “Beyond the benefit of forming a closer bond with her partner, an active sex life can decrease stress, strengthen pelvic floor muscles, increase immune system function and burn calories.” The seventh annual WomenTALK survey sought to understand the importance of women’s sexual health and how women define a healthy sex life.

The survey of 1,031 women was conducted online in August and September by Harris Interactive to determine satisfaction, communication patterns, and changes in frequency of sexual activity or attitude over time. The survey was supported via an educational grant from EmpowHER. Naomi Greenblatt, M.D., a board certified psychiatrist specializing in women’s health, said the WomenTALK data aligns with her clinical work in the field. “There seems to be a growing trend in women having sex for obligation, not enjoyment purposes, “Dr. Greenblatt said. “Women say there are only 24 hours in the day, and they simply are not prioritizing sex.” Citing a long-term study at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland on the benefits of sex, Dr. Greenblatt describes what she calls the fountain-of-youth-factor. “Women who had sex at least four times a week were scored as looking up to 10 years younger than their actual age,” she says. “While pleasure and intimacy with your partner should be a primary motivation to have sex, the health and wellness benefits are a big bonus.”

Many older women complain that their is not a female equivalent to Endurnz or Extenze for women.  Older women are finding their partners are acting like teen agers in bed after taking male enhancement supplements.  Physical changes in women as they get older with partners full of energy is causing issues including from dryness and mens desire for longer love making.

Many respondents to the WomenTALK survey do realize the relationship benefits of sex. But, while 63% of respondents report that connecting with their partner is the most important aspect of their sex life, only 42% report to being very or extremely satisfied with this aspect of their sex lives. “It’s interesting that women rank many factors of their sex life, such as connecting with their partner, as important but aren’t highly satisfied with those factors,” said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, executive director of HealthyWomen. “Good sex may be the ideal but it’s not the reality for many women.” Common Sex-busters and SolutionsHealthyWomen hopes that women will rethink how they look at sex and start to prioritize their sexual health and wellness more.

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