Unconventional sexual relationships: data about German women ages 50 to 91 years.

Archives of sexual behavior

PubMedID: 7611846

von Sydow K. Unconventional sexual relationships: data about German women ages 50 to 91 years. Arch Sex Behav. 1995;24(3):271-90.
For older women there is a shortage of single male partners in the same age group. This study investigates the extent of relevant alternative sexual options. 91 German women aged 50 to 91 years (birth cohorts: 1895-1936) were interviewed about their attitudes to and experiences with unconventional sexual relationships (cumulative incidence figures are given in parentheses): At the time of interview 4% (18%) of the interviewees had a relationship with a man younger than themselves and 1% (4%) had a lesbian relationship. Of those living as singles, 8% were having an affair with a married man (21% had one while living as a single). Although relationships with married men occurred most often, attitudes towards relationships with married men were mostly negative. Feelings about relationships with younger men and other women were ambivalent.