A recent survey in Canada has led some sexual researchers to say that now may be the time to ignore the old stereotype that sex and retirement living don't belong together.
Conducted by Eli Lilly Canada, the data revealed that roughly one-quarter of the respondents found their sex lives improved after age 50, while one-half said that they were less inhibited because of fewer stressors from work or children who are now grown-up, reported the Vancouver Sun.
"It's refreshing to see something out there that's positive about sexuality and aging," Dr Stacy Elliot, British Columbia Centre for Sexual Medicine director.
She added that the experiences at her clinic match the survey results, with more older Canadians looking for ways to improve intimacy in retirement living communities.
Relationship therapist Dr David McKenzie agrees with the findings, saying that he helps couples as old as 80, according to the Toronto Star. The 61-year-old added, "I don't intend on killing the sex in my life until they put me in a pine box."