Sexual interest and behavior in healthy 80- to 102-year-olds

  title={Sexual interest and behavior in healthy 80- to 102-year-olds},
  author={Judy G. Bretschneider and Norma L. McCoy},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Sexual interest and behavior of 100 white men and 102 white women ranging in age from 80–102 were studied using an anonymous 117-item questionnaire. Subjects were healthy and upper middle-class, and living in residential retirement facilities; 14% of the women and 29% of the men were presently married. For both men and women, the most common activity was touching and caressing without sexual intercourse, followed by masturbation, followed by sexual intercourse. Of these activities, only… 

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