Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Women's sexual peak could be up to 15 years earlier than previously thought, according to a new report. When I turned 40 I had thought: For example, regarding the link between early starters and substance abuse , does the substance use make adolescents more likely to experiment with sex early, or does an early sexual debut make them more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol later? Certainly, most of the older female pop stars I've known are incapable of entering a recording session without first eyeing up a promising young male guitarist. As Golden and her coauthors point out, it isn't clear whether the problems that seem to come with an early introduction to sex are due to the sexual experience itself or to other issues that may influence how young people develop later in life, such as early substance abuse, antisocial behavior, or childhood abuse. University of Texas psychologist David Buss wrote the article, which appears in the July issue of Personality and Individual Differences, with the help of three graduate students, Judith Easton who is listed as lead author , Jaime Confer and Cari Goetz. The menopause can bring insomnia, hot flushes, mood swings and anxiety, with some even struggling with a weak bladder Image: Young females who were youngest at age of first intercourse were more likely to have had vaginal intercourse before having oral sex. We need to stop repeating and relying on outdated assumptions about menopausal and older women. As I pointed out in March, most men remain sexually active into their 70s. Some women, of course, experience a lowering of their libido when they pass 40 - and might be quite content with that; pleased, even. Changes which may occur around the time of menopause might equally be caused by other life events involving partners, work, children, elderly parents, quality of sleep and health.