“Overall, people say they’re happier than they were 10 years ago,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief Lianne George said.
“As you get older, there is a sense of ownership of your life and the choices you’ve made and I think with that, comes a lot more confidence and a sense of not being as vulnerable to what other people think.
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She has worked at Wired Science, The Scientist and Discover Magazine before joining the Live Science team.
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Studying sexual satisfaction Respondents answered questions meant to gauge levels of autonomy, self-esteem and empathy, along with their sexual health and satisfaction.
Galinsky and her team are continuing to study sexual well being and satisfaction at all points of life, including in middle-age and older adults.
The study was published June 3 in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Empathy is the ability to take another's perspective, to see things from their angle and understand and respond to their emotions.
The study found that men were more likely than women to report having orgasms most or all of the time during sex, with 87 percent of men saying so, compared with 47 percent of women in the study.