The research reveals that at the age of 30, men have a sexually active life expectancy of nearly 35 more years and for women it's almost 31 years. At 55, men are left with only 15 more years of good sex life and for women it is 10 years. This gender difference diminishes for people with a spouse or intimate partner.
While sexually active life expectancy was longer for men, but as their health starts diminishing their life expectancy scale also drops. It has also been found that men lost more years of this activity due to poor health than women.
To reach the conclusion, authors Stacy Tessler Lindau and Natalia Gavrilova from the University of Chicago took up an experiment.
One group consisted of over 3000 men and women between the ages of 25 and 74 and the other had over 3000 men and women between 57 and 85 years of age.
The results confess that men are more likely to be sexually active, report a good sex life and be interested in sex than women. This difference was most dominant among the 75 to 85 year old group, where almost four out of ten males compared to less than two out of ten women were sexually active.
The researchers conclude that, "sexually active life expectancy estimation is a new life expectancy tool than can be used for projecting public health and patient needs in the arena of sexual health and that projecting the population patterns of later life sexual activity is useful for anticipating need for public health resources, expertise and medical services."