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Women in 40s have better sex lives

world Updated: Oct 05, 2010 00:07 IST

Whoever said that ‘life begins at 40’ was probably right, as far as women and sex are concerned. A Brit survey has found that women in their 40s have a better time in bed than at any other stage of their life.

It also found that more than a quarter of married women admitted having had an affair, compared with an estimated 18 per cent of husbands.

In the survey of 2,000 women, it was found that those in their 40s are less self-conscious about their bodies and as a result are more confident between the sheets. Up to 80 per cent said that they are now more adventurous with their partner than during their 20s, with 60 per cent saying they feel more assertive.

According to experts, this is the age when females hit their ‘sexual confidence’ peak — they know what they want in the bedroom and they are not afraid to ask. On the other hand, a fifth of women under 30 say they often merely pretend to be satisfied in bed, compared with just seven per cent of 40-somethings.

They also found that 68 per cent of women in their 40s are fully aware of which love-making technique gives them the most pleasure, and more than half say they are not too embarrassed to ask.