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Aging & Sexuality: Benefits & Barriers of Sex Among Seniors

ageism podcast sexuality Sep 29, 2020





How well do you know your own assumptions, biases, and values when it comes to aging and sexuality? Have you taken much time to think about this?


Let's take some time right now. After all, if you're not currently an older adult, I'm sure you aspire to become one and desire a healthy and happy life. If you're anything like most older adults, sex and sexuality will be a part of your older adulthood.


Reflect on the following questions:

  • What comes to mind when I say:
    • Older adults and sex
    • Older adults with dementia and sex
  • Do your thoughts come with myths, taboos, personal beliefs, prejudices, negative attitudes?
  • Do your thoughts about sex differ between men and women? Heterosexual versus same sex couples?
  • Have you received any training on intimacy/sex with older adults? Intimacy/sex with older adults with dementia?
  • If you're a mental health provider working with older adults, do you inquire about your...
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