A recent poll of more than 3,000 British men and women carried out by Britain’s biggest online sex toy retailer, Lovehoney.co.uk, found that more than half of the over-65s questioned said they liked to experiment and try new things in bed, with nearly a quarter of over-65s admitted to owning a sex toy, the Daily Mail reported.
When asked what feeling best described the way they felt about their purchase, 74 percent admitted buying sex toys had made them feel “naughty.” A quarter said it gave them confidence, and just over half described a feeling of anticipation with their purchase.
In comparison, half of the respondents aged 18-24 owned a sex toy, but only 40 percent said buying it had made them feel “naughty.”
Older people were also found to be more generous and caring lovers in the poll.
Out of all the age ranges questioned, more over-65s than any other age group agreed with the statement: “During sex I am more focused on my partner’s pleasure than my own.”
Nearly 60 percent of over-65s said they put their partner first in this way, compared to under half of those aged 24-34.
Three quarters of over-65s polled said they still put the same effort and passion into their love lives as they always had.
Matthew Curry of Lovehoney.co.uk said: “Sixty has become the new 40, a time to rediscover yourself, explore your sex life and find whatever brings you happiness.”
He added that attitudes are changing towards sex in your twilight years thanks the recent boom in erotic fiction helping Brits become more adventurous in the bedroom.
“We’ve found the older generation was just ‘waiting for permission’ to try out sex toys and be more adventurous in their relationships,” he said.
“Among some, there’s still an attitude that sex toys are naughty, or only for younger people, which is a shame as there are few inhibitions between couples married for so many years.
“Now those attitudes are changing and there are books like ‘Thursdays in the Park’ and toys designed specifically with this generation in mind,” he added.