The Impact of Aging on Human Sexual Activity and Sexual Desire

  title={The Impact of Aging on Human Sexual Activity and Sexual Desire},
  author={Osmo Kontula and Elina Haavio-Mannila},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={46 - 56}
This article empirically studies how much aging modifies human sexual activity and sexual desire, and what the most important determinants in this change are. The analyses are based on 2 representative national sex surveys conducted in Finland in the 1990s. As a result of female widowhood, aging men had a higher incidence of sexual intercourse compared with aging women; and in relationships, women were more likely than men to report lack of sexual desire. In regression analysis, age was a… 

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