Reaching 40s and 50s is not just about hot flushes, laughter lines and middle-age spread, and as far as sex is concerned, that's when women begin to reach their peak, according to a study.
In a satisfaction study, it has emerged that women in their 40s and 50s have healthier-than-ever sex lives, which can help relationships, general health and self-esteem
Middle-aged women enjoy making love much more than those of younger generations, shows research.
Not only do they have sex more often, it is also more pleasurable, claim scientists.
While 54 per cent of women aged 18 to 30 have difficulties achieving an orgasm, only 43 per cent of those aged 31 to 45 experience the same problem.
Even those aged 46 to 54 are more likely to have pleasurable sex, with only 48 per cent reporting 'orgasm difficulties', reports the Daily Mail.
American researchers also found that the most sexually active group of women are aged 31 to 45, with 87 per cent saying they made love regularly.
This was surprisingly higher than the number of those aged 18 to 30 claiming to be sexually active, which stood at 85 per cent.
Scientists studied the sex lives of 600 women of different ages.
Their research, published in the British Journal of Urology, concluded that love-making depended on a range of factors including confidence and the strength of the relationship.
The research found that women feel sexier in their 40s and 50s.