Just Great! (I'm being facetious)  

absolutelynormal 57F
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4/12/2006 6:36 pm

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4/12/2006 7:49 pm

Just Great! (I'm being facetious)

Most folks that read my blog know that I'm a nurse. I get emails from all sorts of medical journals. One sends me xrays and EKG's to guess at, others news about ER stuff but I also get updates from a gynecology website. Why, well, uhm cause I'm a chick. Or I used to be a chick, now I'm "middle aged" according to Obstetrics and Gynecology. Not only do they insult me by calling me that, they further insult me with some study they've done. UGHHHH!

Predictors of middle-aged sexual function identified
Source: Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006; 107: 755-64

Estimating the prevalence and predictors of sexual activity in women aged 40-69 years.

Most middle-aged women are sexually active, report researchers who have identified factors associated with the frequency of and satisfaction with sex in this age group.

Ilana Addis (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, USA) and team studied responses to self-report questionnaires on sexual activity, comorbidities, and general quality of life by a population-based sample of 2109 women aged 40-69 years.

Nearly three quarters of the women, who had a mean age of 55.9 years, were sexually active, the researchers found. Of these, 60 percent had sex at least once a month, about two thirds were somewhat or more satisfied with their sex life, and a third reported a problem in one or more domains.

Having sex one or more times a month was associated with younger age, higher income, being in a significant relationship, a history of moderate alcohol use, and a lower body mass index (BM.

Satisfaction with sexual activity, on the other hand, was associated with being African American, having a lower BMI, and a higher mental health score.

Sexual dysfunction was linked to having a college degree, poor health, being in a significant relationship, and a low mental health score.

Addis et al comment: "Women's health providers need to be aware of their patient's continuing interest in sexual activity, screen for sexual dysfunction, and treat any dysfunction with care and sensitivity."

Posted: 5 April 2006

Jeepidiot 43M

4/12/2006 7:10 pm

Wow. Even Grandma is getting it more than me. That's not an image I need.

And no I'm not in any way, shape, or form saying that you are an old grandma or any other negative meaning. I'll go ahead and apologize just in case.

absolutelynormal replies on 4/12/2006 7:14 pm:
Nope, not a granny yet, although I could be. My son will turn 26 10 days after I turn 46. Yeah just about everyone that participated in that study is getting it more often than me! Maybe I should sign up to participate in a study?

ProtonicMan 49M

4/12/2006 7:20 pm

Hmmm. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.


absolutelynormal replies on 4/12/2006 7:24 pm:
Yeah, especially if you don't know what you're missing, unfortunately I know what I'm missing

absolutelynormal replies on 4/12/2006 7:49 pm:
Did you get my email?

swlaman1 66M

4/12/2006 7:31 pm

All the jargon aside everything said was pretty much common sense. Especially the idea to treat any dysfunction with care and sensitivity.

Mac, when we get to be middle-aged, I'm sure we'll look back at this and laugh.

My advice about getting older: Laughter is not the best medicine, it's the only weapon!


absolutelynormal replies on 4/12/2006 7:51 pm:
pssst... If you define middle age as the middle part of like, well, I'm middle aged. God I hope I don't live to be 90!! Knowing my luck I will, and be horny as hell the whole damn time!

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