17 February, 2010

A quarter of women over 35 say they never have sex

More than a quarter of women aged 35-plus say they 'never' have sex, according to research.

Twenty-eight per cent claim to abstain, with the highest figure occurring in Scotland, where 38 per cent are celibate.

Women in the Midlands are most likely to make love regularly, with 32 per cent saying they have sex every week.

Couples therapist Paula Hall, who works with the relationship charity Relate, said the results of the survey highlight the immense pressure women feel when it comes to sex.

This in turn could lead them to underrate their sex lives.

She said celebrity kiss-and-tell stories fuel the notion that frequent sex is the norm, but the reality is very different with the daily grind of work affecting the libido of many women.

Miss Hall added: 'It has led to exaggerated expectations, that everyone else is getting it three or four times a week and your behaviour isn't normal.

'This may result in women saying they never have sex when they may only occasionally be having sex.'

The survey, released by the Sky Real Lives cable channel to mark the launch of a series called The Secret Guide To Women's Health, also looked at the effect of hormones on women's lives and their health fears.

It found most women admit to violent mood swings at certain times of the month, with 35 per cent of those aged 35 to 44 saying they feel violent tendencies towards themselves or someone else during their period.

The poll of 745 women also found 42 per cent of those aged 35 to 64 have sought medical help for depression or are thinking about doing so. [source]


My Naked Self said...

oh boy...

Anonymous said...

I am celibate for 6 years now. NO sex at all. Not even occasionally.
It is not so bad ;-)

I decided to live my life celibate when the last man in my life turned out to be a gigolo... Expecting me to pay for sex, after telling me all kind of fairy tales about love and such. I kind of expecteted this turn of events....

So I looked at facts, that I am to old, to fat and maybe even to ugly for having love and decided to keep me from further pain.

It works.