Between 20, the percentage of people in their 50s who say they have sex at least once a week took about a 10-point plunge for both sexes (women dropped from 43 to 32 percent, and men from 49 to 41 percent). The survey found that only 43 percent of older Americans say they're satisfied with their sex lives (down from 51 percent in 2004), while the percentage who are dissatisfied with their sex lives increased.The 50-somethings aren't special; most other age groups saw a drop in their frequency of sex, too. Save Money: Get AARP member discounts on travel, shopping and more The chill isn't confined to the bedroom, sadly. Consider that the number of 45 Americans who believe that only married people should have sex has dropped by nearly half in five years-from 41 percent in 1999 to 22 percent in 2009.These symptoms can be due to numerous STIs, and physical contact with them can lead to infection.Check your body periodically and contact your health care provider if you have any concerns.The percentage of people who say they engage in affectionate acts like hugging, kissing, and caressing at least once a week also fell between 20. What's more, fewer survey respondents agree that "there's too much emphasis on sex today" than they did in 2004 (though maybe Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl had us fed up back then). Research has long shown that money worries sap sex, and with the recent unemployment scourge, yo-yoing 401(k)s and rampaging foreclosures, there's been no shortage in worries.About half enjoy such simple nurturing activities at least weekly, although those with a regular partner are much more likely to report such frequency. To put it mildly, financial stress is probably hitting midlifers below the belt.
These probably aren't questions you'd relish answering, at least not in front of the kids.cdc.gov/sexualhealth (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): The CDC’s “Sexual Health” area provides information on multiple topics, including: sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs); reproductive health; healthy pregnancy; HIV/AIDS prevention; sexual violence prevention; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) health.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt (Get Yourself Tested): GYT provides the facts on sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs), testing and protection; talking tips to help young people communicate with their partners, parents and health care providers; and a testing center locator provided by the CDC."It's hard for some people to feel warm and sexy when they are afraid of losing their home-or they have already lost their job!People complain of feeling distant, disconnected, and emotionally bound up." Not surprisingly, more Americans believe that having a healthier bank account would get their home fires burning.