We’re not sure when this stat made its way into the world, but we can tell you that people have been questioning its validity for years. But, is sexual peak about desire or satisfaction? Or frequency? Or gender? Or is sexual peak about age, hormones or arousal?
Scientifically speaking, it is true that a man’s level of testosterone peaks at 18 and a woman’s level of estrogen hits its high point in the mid-to-late twenties. But peak hormonal levels don’t necessarily correlate with peak sexual performance.
If we want to talk about the frequency of orgasms, or the turn around time between orgasms, then we need to talk about age. Men seem to have their greatest frequency of orgasms in their late teens and early twenties. Women seem to have their greatest frequency and more orgasms in their late twenties through their mid forties.
But, an adult’s sexual peak, also known as their personal best, can be any age – it really just depends on the person. Energy, experience, desire, wanting to be a good lover, communicating well, and knowing how your body and your partner’s body works, all affect sexual peak. Time also plays a role—the longer people have to learn about one another’s desires and sexual responses, the greater the possibility of sexual ecstasy.
The bottom line—never assume your partner’s sexual best has come and gone simply because of age. Rather, think of it as something that has the potential to only get better with time, experience, skill, and the desire to continuously learn. Hey, who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
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