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How old do you feel? It turns out the answer to that question has a dramatic effect on your sex life.

A study, carried out by researchers at the University of Waterloo, surveyed a group of 1,170 adults over a ten year period.

The respondents were aged from between their mid 40s to their mid 70s.

Their findings, published in the Journal of Sex Research, found that the closer you feel to your biological age, the less likely you are to be satisfied with your sex life.

Steven Mock, an associate professor in recreation and leisure studies at the University of Waterloo, said:

What was clear from the data is that feeling younger had a huge impact on how people felt about the quality of their sex life and how interested they were in having sex.

For people in mid to later life, feeling young at heart actually appears to make a difference in the bedroom.

The study drew on data from the Midlife in the United States study between 1995 and 2005.

Amy Estill, lead researcher for her Master's degree, said:

It's important to consider all of the different psychosocial and biological factors that might influence a person's sexuality.

While feeling younger didn't have an impact on how much sex people were having, it was quite clear that feeling older does impact the quality of the sex you're having.

HT Eureka Alert

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