Surprise Path to Better Sex: Hip Surgery

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Surprise Path to Better Sex: Hip Surgery

By TARA PARKER-POPE

Want better sex? Consider getting a new hip or knee.

Before Mary Ann Oklesson, a Manhattan magazine publisher, had both hips replaced a few years ago, the pain of arthritis made it difficult to walk, exercise or even climb into a taxi. Her failing hips had also taken a toll on her sex life.

“Sex was somewhat painful,” said Ms. Oklesson, now in her early 60s. “You have to be more cautious. If I had to pick my leg up to put it in a cab, you can imagine what sex was like. I just wasn’t quite as nimble.”

But all that changed after hip replacement surgery. “It definitely improved my quality of life, and my more…