With those who were in homeroom when they got the news President Kennedy had been shot now reaching retirement age, this is pertinent information -- and not just to the folks who want to sell sexual aids.
Another interesting wrinkle to the UCSF study was its multi-ethnic field: 20 percent of the women were black, 18 percent Latina, and 19 percent Asian. Black women were reported as more likely than whites to report "at least moderate desire," but less likely to report weekly sexual activity. Meanwhile, sexually active Latina women were more likely than whites to report moderate or better sexual satisfaction.
"Our findings indicate that a substantial portion of women are
interested and engaged in sexual activity as they age," said lead
author Dr. Alison Huang, MD, an assistant professor in internal medicine at UCSF. One of her major suggestions coming out of this study is that "...treatment directed solely at improving women's
sexual functioning, such as medications, may not substantially affect
their activity if partner issues also are not addressed."
In other words, it takes two to tango ... and the women appear to be ready to dance. Partners -- what's your excuse?