We know from experience and "style for every decade" issues of women's mags that hot women abound at every age. But it turns out that when polled, women agreed that the average age at which they felt most sexy was 34.

The magic number seems to represent a perfect compromise between quantity and quality, considering women report having more sex in their 20s and 30s, but better, less frequent sex thereafter. (For reference, Penelope Cruz, Alyson Hannigan and Victoria Beckham are all 34.)

Fifty-six percent said they enjoyed sex more in middle age than they when they were young, less experienced and presumably wracked with twentysomething body malaise.

Celebrity Sex Quotes: TMI!

    "Sex in a car. If I were in a really raunchy frame of mind wanting something crazy and kinky, the back seat would be it." Scarlett Johansson, talking about her sexual fantasy.

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    "I really enjoy having sex, and that's offensive to some people. Women are the quickest to call other women sluts, which is sad. I haven't met a lot of men who've said, 'You like having sex? What a dirty whore you are!' That's because they wish their wives or girlfriends would have more sex with them." Megan Fox

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    "You're young, you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives; sh*t happens..." Angelina Jolie, of course.

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    "I don't believe in premarital sex...There were some [past girlfriends] who pushed for sex, and sometimes they won. Afterward, I would feel unclean...So I would have to let them go because they didn't help me to be a stronger person." Terrence Howard

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    "When I have sex with my husband these days, I fantasize I am with someone like Keith Urban or a petite, hot young woman." Dolly Parton

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    "I have f***ed George Clooney...I'm probably the only one of many actresses to stand up here and admit yes, I have f***ed George Clooney. I'm very proud of it...If you don't have chemistry with George Clooney, you need to check your pulse." Ellen Barkin, who co-starred with Clooney in "Oceans Eleven."

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    "I had sex in the bathroom at the opera a little while ago, in New York. ...[W]e decided to go to the bathroom, and we got caught, and it was embarrassing. If we'd gone to the men's room, people would've heard it and said, 'Good on you, man.' But we were in the ladies' room, and when we heard an old woman start to tinkle, we couldn't help but crack up." Strokes drummer and former beau of Drew Barrymore Fabrizio Moretti

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    "Yeah, I wear it sometimes. You gotta keep your life spiced up. Storm never has sex in the movies - but Storm has a lotta sex at my house." Halle Berry fessing up that she does indeed don her racy suit at home for partner Gabriel Aubry.

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    "I met him in a hotel lobby in New York City and he came in just from the gym and I was sitting there and I was, like, 'wow.' And I pretty much saw everything. The whole package." Heidi Klum, telling Oprah about when she met Seal.

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    "Yes, Hef's sleeping with them all...I've actually walked in on him. ...There's baby oil, there's toys flying every which way, there's all these girls naked. It was like watching a movie. I was standing in the doorway just looking -- for a really long time." Pam Anderson talking about what goes on at the mansion.

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The study discovered that on average women aged 45 to 60 have sex 4.5 times a month, compared to 10.4 times a month in their 20s and 30s.

Said Dr. Catherine Hood of the study, "Many of us make the assumption that older people have less sex than the young, and this research appears to confirm this. However, it does show that women are still enjoying great sex lives as they get older." (See: 34 year old Penelope Cruz and her head-implodingly-hot boyfriend, Javier Bardem.)

We also wonder if this study coincides with the increased comfort of bedding as a woman ages -- we'd rather have sex four times a month on 300-thread count sheets than 10 times a month on the coffee-stained futon of our 20s.

Also on Lemondrop ... more myths about women. If you believed that women peaked at age 20, you might also have bought into these other misconceptions.

Stuff Women (Supposedly) Like

    Carrie Bradshaw and Co: Women unquestioningly regard Sex and the City's endless chatter about shopping and sexing as a manual for modern life.

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    Catching the bouquet: All girls love weddings, but they especially love diving for the bouquet. It lets them broadcast to everyone in the banquet hall that they're single... but, if they catch the precious stems, not for long!

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    Catcalls: Shouts of "Hey Sweetheart/Mami/Shawty/Beautiful" are the number-one way these creatures are lured into potential relationships.

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    The Phrase "Biological Clock": Women adore babies (just tote one around your office if you don't believe us). That's why they so enjoy being reminded (at weddings, holidays, baby-showers, etc) that their internal timekeeper is ticking.

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    Sex Advice from Cosmopolitan: Creatively-challenged ladies turn to Cosmo for sage advice on how to trick out their in-bed moves using hair scrunchies, mints, fingernails, donuts (really), and a little something called "The Sofa Spread-Eagle."

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    Diamonds!: Ever since icon Marilyn Monroe cooed that "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," women want the actual diamond (with the 4 C's, of course). Heck, they want the whole extravagant lifestyle, ideally provided by a man.

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    Awesomely Bad Chick Lit: Women just can't get into classics like The Grapes of Wrath. They need softly-hued books with navel-gazing heroines they can relate to. Enter Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger and the like.

    Hillary Clinton for President: She's strong and smart, and managed to finagle a marriage to a very hot, very ambitious politico. That's why women rallied behind her and secured that presidential nom. Oh wait!

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    Romantic Comedies starring Kate Hudson: Everyone enjoys watching her hilarious attempts to romance diverse co-stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matt Dillon, Matthew McConaughey. Because when someone annoys us in real life, we too know that deep down, he's sooooo The One.

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    Anything by Oprah: Like sheep, women need to be lead by a strong but sympathetic herder. Oprah's show and magazine take the stress out of having to decide what to read, what to buy and which celebrities to worship all by themselves.

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