When asked about their sex lives, 15 percent of men and 34 percent of women surveyed revealed they had lost interest for three months or longer in the previous year. For men, this dip in libido was most common between the ages of 35 and 44, while for Why women are not interested in sex it peaked between the ages of 55 and So why are so many older women losing interest in sex? Instead, poor physical and mental health, a breakdown in communication, and an absence of emotional closeness are largely to blame.
Generally speaking, women are more likely to remain interested in sex if they are able to talk about it with their partner and able to share similar sexual likes and dislikes with their partner.
Cynthia Graham, the lead author of the study, said in a statement that the research shines a light on the factors that drive sexual behavior in both men and women. Another British study published this year found that about 1 in 10 sexually active women report finding sex painful, particularly women ages 55 to That survey of nearly 7, sexually active women ages 16 to 74 also found a strong link between painful sex and other sexual problems, including vaginal dryness, anxiety during sex, and lack of sexual enjoyment.