Age Trends in Sexual Desire. The upper and the lower panel show the sexual desire trends for women and men, respectively. The blue dots represent sexual desire scores of individuals with a given age. The black lines each represent the average sexual desire score regressed across individuals at different ages. The gray area depicts the corresponding 95% confidence bands

Age Trends in Sexual Desire. The upper and the lower panel show the sexual desire trends for women and men, respectively. The blue dots represent sexual desire scores of individuals with a given age. The black lines each represent the average sexual desire score regressed across individuals at different ages. The gray area depicts the corresponding 95% confidence bands

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While most studies on sexuality in later life report that sexual desire declines with age, little is known about the exact nature of age effects on sexual desire. Using self-reported dyadic sexual desire relating to a partner, dyadic sexual desire relating to an attractive person, and solitary sexual desire from a large (N > 8000) and age diverse (...

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