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Age and Orgasms

Do Older Women Have More Orgasms or Lower Expectations?

A new study reveals sex complaints change with age. Most younger women, between 18-30, list not being able to orgasm as their number-one gripe, while women over 30 say it's lack of desire.

Desire seems like a prerequisite for an orgasm, so could it just be that older women have lower — or more realistic — expectations. Partially. Only 30 percent of women actually do orgasm from sex, so more sexually experienced women are likely to know what works, and doesn't, for them.

But while older women have fewer sexual thoughts and fantasies, more lubrication problems, and less overall sexual satisfaction, they do have more orgasms. Unlike men, women have to learn to orgasm — and that can take years to sort out.

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