Journal article

Sexual Satisfaction Among Older Australian Heterosexual Men and Women: Findings from the Sex, Age & Me Study

Wendy Heywood, Anthony Lyons, Bianca Fileborn, Sharron Hinchliff, Victor Minichiello, Sue Malta, Catherine Barrett, Briony Dow

JOURNAL OF SEX & MARITAL THERAPY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

This study explored sexual satisfaction in older heterosexual Australians using data from a national sample of 1,583 men and women aged 60+ who hoped or planned to have sex in the future. Data collection took place in 2015; participants were recruited using a variety of online and offline advertisements. Less than half the sample (46%) reported they were very or extremely satisfied with their sexual lives. Those who had sex more often and were more interested in sex were more likely to be satisfied, while those who wanted sex more often in the future were less likely to be satisfied, as were men who had experienced sexual difficulties. Sexual satisfaction was also associated with life satisf..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Australian Research Council (Reference number: DP150100739). We would like to acknowledge the contributions of Graham Brown and Pauline Crameri to the project upon which this article is based.