Many over-65s 'are sexually active'

Stocking up on condoms may be something health-conscious older people wish to do in order to stay safe despite their age.

New research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine has shown that a high number of individuals over the age of 65 are sexually active.

The findings were based on the National Health and Sexuality Service and looked at the bedroom antics of senior citizens in Spain.

It was demonstrated that while 37 per cent of women in this demographic are partaking in physical contact of this nature, the same can be said for 62 per cent of men.

Domingo Palacios, a researcher at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid - which was created in 1996 - said: "This research lets us know the reality of a social phenomenon which is not tackled enough in Spain: sexuality and the elderly."

Mr Palacios noted the findings could be used to promote healthy sexual practices among older generations.