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Survey pinpoints the age at which women hit their sexual peak

By WITW Staff on May 30, 2017

A new survey suggests that women have the best sex of their lives from age 36 and on.

The research, commissioned by the contraceptive app Natural Cycles, polled 2,600 women about orgasms, their sense of attractiveness, and their enjoyment of sex. The survey participants were categorized by age group: under 23 years old, 23-35 years old, and over 36 years old.

Women 36 and over polled highest on a number of different topics, according to The Independent, debunking the common notion that women enjoy sex most in their twenties.

Eight out of 10 women in the oldest age group said they saw themselves as sexy, for instance, while only four out of 10 women between the ages of 23 and 35 said the same. Seven out of 10 women in the youngest age category reported feeling confident about their appearance.

Six out of 10 women over the age of 36 reported having frequent orgasms, compared to five out of 10 women in the other age categories. Eighty-six percent of the (relatively) older women said they had “great sex” within the past four weeks. Seventy-six percent of women between the ages of 23 and 35, and just 56 percent of women under 23, said the same.

There was a common thread, however. One in three of all the women surveyed said they wanted sex to last longer. Just one in 10 felt it should be over more quickly.

Read more at the The Independent.


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