A recent study from the University of Pittsburgh in the US has shown that the theory that women losing interest in sex as they age is a myth for many.
The study found that mid-life loss of interest in sex was more closely linked to depression rather than age.
For almost half of the women interviewed sex was important in mid-life and became less so over time.
For a quarter of the women, sex was highly important throughout their midlife and for a quarter of the women, sex was of low importance in mid-life.
Better sexual satisfaction was associated with maintained high lives of importance of sex over time.
Not only do studies like this debunk mythologies, but they also support knowledge and information that improve the sexual lives of those involved.
An article in the study was published in the journal Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society and their website can be found here.