Sex lives hampered by anxiety: Why her 40s is the worst time in a woman's life as unhappiness with her figure hits confidence in the bedroom
So much for being 40 and fabulous.
The decade when women are supposedly in the prime of their life appears to be one in which they have most anxieties in the bedroom.
They were found to be more concerned about their bodies than those in their 50s, 60s and 70s – with their fears having an impact on their sex life.
Researchers from the US questioned more than 500 women aged between 40 and 75 and found that the two greatest concerns were diminished or no interest in sex and painful intercourse.
Among all respondents, sexual health concerns ‘somewhat decreased’ their ability to enjoy their... read more
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