They get functional about sex instead of seductive." Dating couples have a much different mindset, she says, "and it shows in their sexual satisfaction and happiness with one another." For some, dating just one partner may be too limiting.
"My sex life is even better than [it was] in my teens and 20s," says Carrie F., 50, who keeps a full dance card in Van Nuys, Calif., and isn't planning on settling for one beau any time soon.
Most people, men and women alike, fear dating someone with herpes.
"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! These probably aren't questions you'd relish answering, at least not in front of the kids.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.They're probably right: Healthy people with no financial worries and low stress levels (and, of course, a partner handy) have the most sex, and are most likely to say they have "extremely satisfying" sexual relationships.Me, Myself, and I What hasn't taken a hit from the money woes? Nearly one-quarter (22 percent) of all 45 Americans say they engage in "self-stimulation" just about weekly (nearly identical to 2004), though men are more avid devotees than women.It would be less of a risk if you’re with a long-time partner, and possibly one who’s been tested negative of herpes. You may be wondering if you can become infected by using the same towel, toilet seat, wash cloth, or anything else a person who has herpes has previously used.