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Crikey! Australian Grandpas Still Feelin' Frisky Into Their 90s
All together now: How horny are they?
They are sooo horny, their sex drives generally outlast their original hair, teeth and prostates.
Australian researchers, in the latest issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, report that more than half of men between the ages of 75 and 95 remain randy old coots. At least they want sex.
Whether or not they can have sex, well, that's up to God and Viagra.
Both can be benevolent. Researchers say at least one in three men in the later stages of life still manage to find someone willing to, shall we say, go to the basement and polish the antiques.
On the other hand, this is Australia. Researchers did a long-range study of some 2,783 Australian men between 1996 and 2009, and found, in the Land Down Under (OK, enough with the jokes), blokes have a certain Crocodile Dundee image to maintain.
Nonetheless ... Crikey!
According to the study, 57 percent of sexually active men were satisfied with their sex lives. Of course, you have to understand that "sexually active" means they are having sex at least once a year.
That's not enough for the other 43 percent. They want more, more!
Among those Australian men who no longer play that particular didgeridoo, 40 percent say they can do without them sorts of doin's, thank you very much.
But at least half of all the older men viewed sex as a "somewhat important" part of their lives.
Researchers in the study represented the Western Australian Centre for Health and Aging, Centre for Medical Research and Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, among others.
"It's defying all the stereotypes out there about old people," Sharon Brangman, president of the American Geriatrics Society, tells the Chicago Sun-Times. She wasn't involved in the the study, but says it makes sense.
"People's sex lives do not stop just because they get old," she tells the newspaper.
Just keep it down, Grandpa. Some of us are trying to sleep.
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.