12/13/2013 12:54 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Still Sexy After All These Years

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Contrary to the recent musings of Miley Cyrus that sex goes kaput once you hit 40, there's research to support that older people are right to have "great sexpectations."

But research has shown that as people age, they don't necessarily forget how to have a good time in the bedroom.

"Sex can be better after 40, 50 and 60 than it ever was in our 20s," says Joan Price, a writer, educator and senior sex expert. "Now, we're no longer propelled by our hormones -- we're having sex for other reasons: sexual pleasure and release, intimacy, joy, bonding, emotional well-being."

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