Sexuality Studies Confirm What Society Already Knows
March saw two scientific studies published regarding male sexual activity. Neither study made new discoveries but confirmed what historical documents and a casual observation of life already reveal.
When Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau and Dr. Natalia Gavrilova, of the University of Chicago, found that men outlive women sexually, their study created quite a stir across news, newspapers, and social media for three days. A Google search on “men outlive women sexually” lists references to the British Medical Journal in the top four pages of search returns.
The study comes from survey data of 6,000 men and women between the ages of 25 to 86 years old. Researchers conclude after age 55 men average 15 more sexually active years while women of the same age average 10 years.
Equally un-newsworthy findings in the report include older men find sex more satisfying than older women; good health plays a major role in both the quantity and quality of older people having sex; and, 40 percent of the men past 75 are still sexually active compared to 17 percent of women at that age.
Maybe this is why old men are often considered "dirty."
In a second study published earlier this month, more shocking news.
Researchers found men “throw caution to the wind” when a pretty woman is around. Testing the male hormone levels of skateboarders doing tricks both with and without an attractive woman present showed that men experienced a surge in testosterone levels. The tests also showed the skateboards were more likely to be embarrassed or injured during their risk-taking.
“Our results suggest that displays of physical risk-taking might best be understood as hormonally-fueled advertisements of health and vigor aimed at potential mates, and signals of strength, fitness, and daring intended to intimidate potential rivals," according to Professor Bill von Hippel’s published findings in the Social Psychological an Science Journal.Continued on the next page