Here we go again. Another article about baby boomers and their sexuality. In a previous post, I wrote in response to an article titled: Should Sexy Stop at 60? Today, another article has appeared indicating Middle-Aged Americans Unhappy About Sex. According to the story posted on the NPR website, only 7 percent of people between 45 and 65 describe themselves as extremely satisfied with their sex lives. And nearly a quarter of the middle-aged Americans say they are dissatisfied.
Once again, here’s the problem: Out of nearly 80 million baby boomers, only 945 people were interviewed. The folks conducting the survey, Knowledge Networks, are based out of California, so the question is, did they only interview California residents and why such a low number of respondants.
Also, if only 24 percent of those surveyed said they were dissatisfied, what’s the story with the other 76 percent and why do the headlines paint such a dismal picture of a baby boomer’s sex life?
NY Post headline: Baby boomer generation unhappiest group when it comes to sex life: poll
As a journalist, I know it’s all in how you slant the story. Now, you know too.