Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) conducted a study on the sex life of Russians and found out that the vast majority of the country’s residents (90%) are convinced that sex can be in relations of people older than 50 (95% among citizens 45-54 years old and 94% aged 55+).
According to the research results, for the majority of Russians, sex is a way to get emotions and pleasure (63%). More than half of the respondents (53%) claimed that sex is for them a way to express their love, 41% called it a physiological need (50% of men and 33% of women), 14% consider it a conjugal obligation, and for 4 % of respondents, it is unimportant and unpleasant.
In turn, family and home are important for 98% of respondents, free time and rest for 95%, friendship for 92%, love for 91%, work for 88%, what is happening in the country for 81%, sex for 80%, and religion for 54%.
Experts say that women value friendship (92%) and career (88%) more than sex (74%). Among men, 88% consider sex an important part of life, but having rest and entertainment is even more important for them (96%). In terms of age, sex is most highly valued by Russians aged 25-34 (88%) and 35-44 years (86%), while for 35-44-year-olds, the events taking place in the country are just as important. In the 55+ age group, sex is important for 61%. In the territorial context, sex plays the most important role in the life of residents of cities with a population of 500 thousand to 1 million (86%).
The most popular answer among Russians to the question of how regular intimate life should be was the option “several times a week” (47%). In the Central Federal District, 41% of residents agree that it is necessary to have sex several times a week, while in the Northwestern Federal District, 57% already said so. In addition, citizens aged 55+ more often think that they need to have sex once a week (42%) and those 45-54 years old more often said that it should happen several times a week (43%).