A Love Lesson from the French

The Intact America Blog

Ok, I’m a sucker for provocative headlines. So when I saw a link to a Huffington Post piece called “What French Women Can Teach Us About Sex and Love,” of course I opened it.

The author gives a few rather mundane observations about flirting, romance, the non-importance of marriage. But, for me, there was one rather interesting factoid mentioned – data from a 2008 study which found that 90 percent of French women over the age of 50 are sexually active, as compared to an estimated 60 percent of American women. Now, this didn’t just get my attention because I’m a woman over 50. It was interesting because it told me that more MEN over the age of 50 are also having sex in France than in the U.S., and made me ask why that might be?

The answer to that question must lie in one very important difference between…

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One response to “A Love Lesson from the French

  1. One statement in the article stood out: ” It was interesting because it told me that more MEN over the age of 50 are also having sex in France than in the U.S., and made me ask why that might be?”

    That’s not what the original article said, though. All the study said was that “90 percent of French women over the age of 50 are sexually active”. Why would you conclude that most of those over-50 women are having sex with over-50 men? Maybe a lot of them are lovers of younger men.

    I am not disagreeing with the idea that older women do better with uncircumcised men. Only that we don’t know for a fact that all those over-50 women are necessarily having sex with men their own age or older. If the original study said this, it’s not mentioned in the article.

    Further, I’d suggest that if you did such a study in the US today, the percentages for over-50 sex would be high because so many folks, from what I hear, are now using artificial inducements such as viagra, hormone treatments, god knows what else. Circumcision status would be irrelevant.

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