Youth is wasted on the young — so the saying goes — and doing their best to prove it are the over-50s.
They are more sexually active than six years ago, according to a survey which also found that a third of the age group enjoy sex more than in their youth. Four in five of those in their early 50s make love regularly, with a quarter enjoying a romantic episode under the sheets at least once a week.
For some reason this reminds me of those old commercial pitches involving four out of five doctors.
Who were the respondents to this survey, anyway?
Nearly 9,000 people aged 50 or more were questioned about their sex lives by Populus on behalf of Saga Magazine for the survey.
This makes more sense if you remember that “Saga” was originally an acronym: “Social Amenities for the Golden Age.” Sort of a British AARP, without the annoying self-righteousness. I attribute this to Saga’s not being a non-profit.
And this little squib at the bottom of the article demands inclusion because … well, just because:
The Women’s Institute — better known for jam-making tips — released a sex guide in 2008.
Topics included the best positions for women to try if their partners had previously had heart attacks.
I am so not going there.