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August 23, 2007

MUDGE’S Musings

I am not, nor do I ever aspire to be, Jay Leno (although I probably wouldn’t mind glomming onto a few of his classic autos!), or even Conan O’Brien. It’s so tempting to try to be humorous about this story (and you just can guess that all the late night blather will jump this story’s bones!), and yet, a joke is the (second) furthest thing from my mind.

In these perilous times, where one doesn’t know where to look the news is so unrelentingly bad, if not downright frightening (U Pik M: Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Gaza, subprime mortgages, diminished 4th Amendment rights), comes this story that just has to brighten your day.

It did mine:


Elderly Staying Sexually Active

By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 23, 2007; A01

Many people maintain rich, active sex lives well into their 80s, according to the first detailed examination of sexuality among older Americans.

The nationally representative survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults ages 57 to 85 found that more than half to three-quarters of those questioned remain sexually active, with a significant proportion engaging in frequent and varied sexual behavior.

Sexual problems do increase with age, and the rate of sexual activity fades somewhat, the survey found. But interest in sex remains high and the frequency remains surprisingly stable among the physically able who are lucky enough to still have partners.

“There’s a popular perception that older people aren’t as interested in sex as younger people,” said Stacy Tessler Lindau of the University of Chicago, who led the study, being published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Our study shows that’s simply not true. Older people value sexuality as an important part of life.”

Take a look at the entire story:

[Per L-HC’s reformed process, please click the link below for the complete article — but then please come on back!]

Elderly Staying Sexually Active –

Finally, a principle MUDGE can live with (hopefully, a nice long time):


What a beautiful equation. I hope it’s been a day-brightener (or night warmer) for you, fearless reader.

It’s it for now. Thanks,


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